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Patrick Young, David Looseley, Elayne Oliphant, and Kolja Lindner

, comprises an “almost forgotten” history, in the words of Martha Hanna’s back jacket blurb to Rachel Chrastil’s book. Other episodes have certainly figured more prominently within histories of the Franco-Prussian War—the siege of Metz, for example, or the

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Michael Miller, Paul V. Dutton, and Laura Hobson Faure

during the nineteenth-century campaigns in Crimea, Italy, and the Franco-Prussian War. But by late fall 1914, a total and industrial war made abundantly clear that an entirely new organization would be needed to both avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and

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Marrying into the Nation

Immigrant Bachelors, French Bureaucrats, and the Conjugal Politics of Naturalization in the Third Republic

Nimisha Barton

context of population crisis following the Franco-Prussian War and, three decades later, the Great War. With the decimation of the French male population between 1914 and 1918, Frenchmen were called upon more than ever before to reproduce for a nation bled

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The Office de la Famille Française

Familialism and the National Revolution in 1940s Morocco

Margaret Cook Andersen

being sustained largely by reductions in mortality rates and not the increasingly restrained birthrate. Following French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–1871, growing numbers of patriotic French people feared the consequences of the dwindling

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What Was So Funny about Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)

A Comedic Film between History and Memory

Michael Mulvey

’honneur during the Franco-Prussian War. Tenenbaum was absent from Oury’s life, and his widowed maternal grandmother, “Mouta” Berthe née Goldner (1871–1949), and his mother raised him in an unobservant household. After his baccalaureate, Oury entered the Comédie

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Whitney Walton

La Rochelle, and they had one son. Suffering financial losses during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871, the family moved to Paris, where Charles Vincens served in the Ministry of the Interior, and Cécile Vincens tutored and translated. A family

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“Algeria for the Algerians”

Public Education and Settler Identity in the Early Third Republic

Kyle Francis

’s capitulation in the Franco-Prussian War and the disaster of the Paris Commune. 72 Over time, this new racial ideology gained acceptance in metropolitan France as well; it is evident in the decision taken by metropolitan officials not only to use French

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Yan Slobodkin

at all. 33 Nutritionists now added a new possibility: human difference could be due to diet. Nutrition provided a new approach to the French obsession with racial decline that emerged after the Franco-Prussian War. 34 In contrast to an earlier focus

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Republican Imperialisms

Narrating the History of “Empire” in France, 1885–1900

Christina Carroll

—merging “continental” and “colonial” models of empire into one imperial structure. 11 The legacy of Napoleon III’s vision of empire was problematic for republicans in the early years of the Third Republic. French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War had undermined the