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Author Cooper, Frederick, 1947- author

Title Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 / Frederick Cooper
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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Summary As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too. Citizenship between Empire and Nation examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, nation, state, and empire in a time of acute uncertainty about the future of a world that had earlier been divided into colonial empires. Fre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Decolonization -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Africa -- Foreign relations -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Africa -- History -- 20th century.
France -- Foreign relations -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
France -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306862132 (electronic bk.)
1400850282 (electronic bk.)
9781306862134 (electronic bk.)
9781400850280 (electronic bk.)