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Author Rogers, Rebecca, 1959-

Title A Frenchwoman's Imperial Story : Madame Luce in Nineteenth-Century Algeria
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents List of Figures; Acknowledgments; A Note on Terminology; Introduction; Part I. Reconstructing a Woman's Life; 1. Growing up in Provincial France (1804-1832); 2. Early Years in Algeria (1832-1845); Part II. Women in the Civilizing Mission; 3. A Mission to Civilize (1845-1850); 4. Schooling Muslim Girls (1850-1857); 5. From Book Learning to Embroidery: Reorienting the Civilizing Mission (1857-1875); Part III. Historical and Cultural Legacies; 6. Imperial Narratives: Feminists and Travelers Tell Their Tales (1857-1900); 7. The Remains of the Day (1875-1915); Conclusion; Notes
Summary Eugénie Luce was a French schoolteacher who fled her husband and abandoned her family, migrating to Algeria in the early 1830s. By the mid-1840s she had become a major figure in debates around educational policies, insisting that women were a critical dimension of the French effort to effect a fusion of the races. To aid this fusion, she founded the first French school for Muslim girls in Algiers in 1845, which thrived until authorities cut off her funding in 1861. At this point, she switched from teaching spelling, grammar, and sewing, to embroidery-an endeavor that attracted the attenti
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Subject Luce, Madame, 1804-1882.
Education and state -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Muslim girls -- Education -- Algeria -- History -- 19th century.
Women teachers -- France -- Biography.
Women -- Algeria -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804787247