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Published: 13 August 2019

254 Pages


ISBN: 9780198831686

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Mobilizing Memory

The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939

Dónal Hassett

  • The first book to trace the legacies of World War One in Algeria
  • Adds a new dimension to our understanding of the First World War as a global conflict, the impact of which was felt far beyond the borders of Europe
  • Deepens our understanding of the crucial interwar period in the history of Algeria and the broader French Empire
  • Examines the political language used by actors across political, ethnic, social, and gender divides in colonial Algeria
  • Uses the individual pensions dossiers of indigenous Algerians soldiers of the First World War; sources which offer a unique window, albeit a heavily mediated one, into the lives and struggles of indigenous veterans, war widows and orphans in colonial Algeria