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Cultured Force
Makers and Defenders of the French Colonial Empire
Barnett Singer and John Langdon

“No course in modern French history should be without this book. . . . A fresh new reading to the entire enterprise of French colonial history.”
Frederick Quinn, International Journal of African Historical Studies

“Vividly written, [Cultured Force] challenges those determined to see nothing beneficial in European colonialism, or, more precisely in the achievements of France's pre-eminent military proconsuls of the past two hundred years. . . . The book is valuable in its attempt to reconstruct the familial backgrounds and circumstantial difficulties that so often shaped the outlook and actions of the individuals studied. . . . Both subtle and well informed.”—Martin Thomas, Modern and Contemporary France

Barnett Singer is associate professor of history at Brock University, Ontario, and the author of Modern France: Mind, Politics, Society and Village Notables in Nineteenth-Century France. John Langdon is professor of history at Le Moyne College. He is the author of July 1914 and coauthor, with Edward H. Judge, of A Hard and Bitter Peace and The Cold War: A History through Documents.

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April 2004
LC: 2003021174 JV
496 pp. 6 x 9  
7 b/w photos, 3 maps

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