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French Colonial Empire and the Popular Front

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In revisiting the Popular Front some 60 years on, this work explores the link between metropolitan France and the empire at a defining moment in their history. The contributors aim to widen our understanding of the Popular Front experience and show that it represents an important watershed in French history, marking the beginning of an irreversible process of reform that was ultimately to lead to decolonization and the end of empire.

Author Biography

MICHEL BROT Teaches at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence and member, Institut d'Histoire Comparee des Civilisations, Universite de Provence ALEJANDRO COLAS PhD candidate, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science CATHERINE COQUERY-VIDROVITCH Professeur d'Histoire Contemporaine de l'Afrique, Universite de Paris VII and Director of the research group 'Dynamiques comparees des societes en Developpement' GILLES DE GANTES agrege d'histoire JOHN HARGREAVES Emeritus Professor of History, University of Aberdeen JEAN KOUFAN Lecturer in History, University of Yaounde, Cameroon DON LACOSS Department of History, University of Michigan GHISLAINE LYDON Graduate Assistant, Department of History, Michigan State University PANIVONG NORINDR Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MARTIN SHIPWAY Lecturer in Twentieth Century French Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London FRANCE TOSTAIN GARY WILDER Teaches Modern European History at Pomona College
Release date NZ
March 22nd, 1999
Edited by Amanda Sackur Edited by Tony Chafer
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XVII, 264 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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