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An Indochinese Dominion

L'Effort indochinois and Autonomy in a Global Context, 1936–1939

M. Kathryn Edwards

autonomy in the interwar period. The Popular Front and the Colonies The Popular Front is renowned for its progressive legislation in metropolitan France; its colonial agenda is somewhat less well known. The new Socialist Minister of Colonies, Marius

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Continental Collaboration

The Transition from Ultranationalism to Pan-Europeanism by the Interwar French Fascist Right

Sarah Shurts

This article considers the emergence of pan-European discourse and the creation of transnational networks by the intellectual extreme Right during the interwar and occupation years. Through a close reading of the essays, speeches, and texts of French fascist intellectuals Abel Bonnard, Alphonse de Châteaubriant, and Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, the author contends that it was during the interwar and wartime decades that the French extreme Right transitioned from its traditional ultranationalism to a new concept of French national identity as European identity. More importantly, these three leading fascist intellectuals worked to distinguish their concept of European federation and transnational cultural exchange as anterior to and independent of submission to Nazi Germany. It was, therefore, in the discourse and the transnational socio-professional networks of the interwar period that we can find the foundation for the new language of Europeanism that became ubiquitous among the postwar Eurofascists and the Nouvelle Droite today.

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Transnational Cultural Propaganda

French Cultural Policies in Britain during the Second World War

Charlotte Faucher

The Second World War challenged the well-established circulation of cultural practices between France and Britain. But it also gave individuals, communities, states, and aspiring governments opportunities to invent new forms of international cultural promotion that straddled the national boundaries that the war had disrupted. Although London became the capital city of the main external Resistance movement Free France, the latter struggled to establish its cultural agenda in Britain, owing, on the one hand, to the British Council’s control over French cultural policies and, on the other hand, to the activities of anti-Gaullist Resistance fighters based in London who ascribed different purposes to French arts. While the British Council and a few French individuals worked towards prolonging French cultural policies that had been in place since the interwar period, Free French promoted rather conservative and traditional images of France so as to reclaim French culture in the name of the Resistance.

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areas during the interwar period, but ultimately was more effective at disciplining the medical auxiliary than it was at controlling villagers or the smallpox virus. Keywords : Algeria, bureaucracy, colonialism, smallpox, vaccination Neil MacMaster , The

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Félix Germain

piece on race relations in France and its colonies during the interwar period. He depicted racial identity and race relations in these spaces as situated and situational. In examining local constructions of whiteness, he concluded that white Martinicans

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Nick Underwood

context? During the interwar period, France received large numbers of immigrants from eastern, central, and southern Europe who came as economic migrants and political refugees. By 1939, there were an estimated 150,000 immigrant Jews in Paris: half the

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Colette française (et fille de zouave)

Colette and the French Singularity

Kathleen Antonioli

in more detail later, is this kind of reading strongly tied to the content of Colette's literary works: her novels from the interwar period feature potentially controversial topics such as successful and happy aging courtesans, drug addicts, and

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Paul Jankowski, Clifford Rosenberg, and Rebecca Pulju

also be shown on the various ways in which that demand has been met, hence his focus on lenders and regulation. The book details the trajectory of credit across the century, with key moments occurring in the interwar period, the era of postwar

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The Office de la Famille Française

Familialism and the National Revolution in 1940s Morocco

Margaret Cook Andersen

settlers, administrators, and their supporters in France. As for the settler population, their numbers continued to climb during the interwar period, reaching 115,000 French citizens in 1931. 21 This population became increasingly politically active

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Christopher E. Forth

political responses to the degenerative effects of modern life. It is important to remember that the interwar period under consideration here ended with the stridently regenerative projects of the Vichy regime. This chronology could spur further