France and Its Empire Since 1870

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byAlice L. Conklin, Sarah Fishman, Robert Zaretsky

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Providing an up-to-date synthesis of the history of an extraordinary nation - one that has been shrouded in myths, many of its own making - France and Its Empire Since 1870 seeks both to understand these myths and to uncover the complicated and often contradictory realities that underpin them.It situates modern French history in transnational and global contexts and also integrates the themes of imperialism and immigration into the traditional narrative.Authors Alice L. Conklin, Sarah Fishman, and Robert Zaretsky begin with the premise that while France and the U.S. are sister republics, they also exhibit profound differences that are as compelling as their apparent similarities. The authors frame the book around the contested emergence of theFrench Republic - a form of government that finally appears to have a permanent status in France - but whose birth pangs were much more protracted than those of the American Republic. Presenting a lively and coherent narrative of the major developments in France's tumultuous history since 1870, theauthors organize the chapters around the country's many turning points and confrontations. They also offer detailed analyses of politics, society, and culture, considering the diverse viewpoints of men and women from every background including the working class and the bourgeoisie, immigrants,Catholics, Jews and Muslims, Bretons and Algerians, rebellious youth, and gays and lesbians.

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Providing an up-to-date synthesis of the history of an extraordinary nation - one that has been shrouded in myths, many of its own making - France and Its Empire Since 1870 seeks both to understand these myths and to uncover the complicated and often contradictory realities that underpin them.It situates modern French history in transn...

Alice L. Conklin is Professor of History at The Ohio State University. Sarah Fishman is Professor of History and Associate Dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston. Robert Zaretsky is Professor of French History at the University of Houston.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Illustrations and MapsPrefaceAbout the AuthorsMap of the French Empire in 1939Map of the Francophone World in 20061. The Embattled Republican Tradition, 1792-1870France's Old RegimeCauses of the French RevolutionThe Birth of a Republic (1789-1793)France's First Republic (1793-1804)Napoleon's Empire (1804-1815)Legacies of the 1789 RevolutionThe Bourbons Restored (1815-1830)1830 Revolution to July Monarchy (1830-1848)1848 Revolution and the Second Republic (1848-1852)Napoleon III and the Second Empire (1852-1870)Society and Economy Under the Second EmpireNapoleon III and the City of ParisA Failed LiberalizationThe Empire and Europe2. L'Annee Terrible, 1870-71The Franco-Prussian WarThe Fall of the EmpireFrom One Siege to AnotherThe Paris CommuneThe Fall of the CommuneMay 18713. The Return of the Republic, 1871-1885The Early RepublicConstitutional Laws and CrisisThe Republic TriumphantThe Republic and Women's RightsCult of the PublicThe Republic Founds a New EmpireThe Republic and the ProvincesThe Working Class4. The Imperial Republic, 1885-1894Demographic and Economic UpheavalsBoulanger's Rise and FallCultural TransformationsChurch vs. Republic? Fears of DegeneracyCivilizing OverseasThe Labor Movement and Socialism5. The Republic Divided, 1894-1914The Dreyfus AffairThe "Affair"The DenouementThe Public IntellectualState and Church Go Their Separate WaysNew CrisesNews of Cycles, Cycles of NewsA Dangerous DiplomacyPreparing for War6. The Republic at War, 1914-19191914: Mass MobilizationTaking the Offensive 1915-1916The Soldier's War 31The Civilian's War: Occupied Zones and the HomefrontPrivate Life, Censorship, and Consent1917: Breaking PointRevolution?1918-1919: War's EndMaking Peace7. The Deceptive Peace, 1919-19291919: Fears of Revolution and a Shift to the RightForeign Policy in the 1920sDomestic Politics: Realignment on the LeftThe Center-Right: Radicals and ConservativesEconomic ModernizationWomen's Roles: The Advent of Modernity?France and its EmpireA New Cosmopolitanism?Challenges to the RepublicCalls for Renewal8. The Republic in Peril, 1929-1939Depression1932-1934: Radicals in PowerThe Riots of February 6, 19341934-1936: Conservatives in Power and Radicalization of the RightThe Formation of the Popular FrontThe Road to VictoryMay-August 1936: ReformEconomic and Foreign PolicyDivision and FailureThe Politicization of IntellectualsRepublican Reaction: 1938War-Ready?The Path to War9. The Dark Years, 1939-1945From Phony War to the Battle of FranceExodus and ArmisticeVichy: Revenge of the MinoritiesCollaborationThe National RevolutionDaily Life in France under the OccupationAnti-SemitismVichy and the EmpireResistanceTurning Point: 1942Civil War: Resistance, Liberation, and the PurgeTurning the Page: The Myth of the Gaullist Resistance10. Reconstruction at Home and Overseas, 1945-1958The Provisional Government in ChargeThe New Political LandscapeThe Birth of the Fourth Republic and the French UnionPolitics as Usual? The Evolution of the Fourth RepublicThe Great Divide Between IntellectualsLaunching an Economic MiracleWelfare, Repopulation, and ImmigrationWomen's Lives and Changing Gender NormsReimagining Europe: Franco-German CooperationThe Fourth Republic Refuses DecolonizationThe Algerian Quagmire11. De Gaulle Founds a New Republic, 1958-1969The Republic TransformedThe Algerian WarFrom Empire to Neo-ColonyThe Politics of GrandeurMarrying the CenturyThe Affluent SocietyExplosion: May 1968Youth, Intellectuals, and Culture under the Fifth Republic12. A New France in a New Europe, 1969-1981Reconfiguration on the RightOld and New LeftForeign PolicyThe Secularization of French SocietyMaking France More Egalitarian: The Reform of EducationMedia and the Free Market of IdeasThe Politics of Memory: De Gaulle's Resistance Myth QuestionedThe Revival of FeminismSexual Minorities Demand RightsImmigrants' Place in the Nation13. The Republic of the Center, 1981-1995Socialism's Last HurrahRegionalismCulture from AboveCulture from BelowImmigration and FrenchnessThe Reinvention of "La Pause"Foreign PolicyOdd Bedfellows: The Evolution of CohabitationMitterrand's Second TermThe Furor Over the FoulardThe Paradoxes of ParityA Second Act for the SocialistsFrance and the WorldThe Autumn of the Patriarch14. France since 1995From "Social Fracture" to "Social DemaA Nation in Search of a DefinitionThe Left(s) Strike BackAbroad at HomeIntellectuals: The Reason for the Clerks?The Republic in DangerFreedom FriesFrance TodayAbbreviationsNotesSuggested ReadingsIndex