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French Colonialism

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French Colonialism FREN 3200

CU Denver
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These notes are what was covered the first week of class, all notes are on French Colonialism.
Francophone World Post Colonialism Era
Dr. Lori Willard
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French History, French Colonialism, french, history




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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by izwotwho on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FREN 3200 at University of Colorado Denver taught by Dr. Lori Willard in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 51 views. For similar materials see Francophone World Post Colonialism Era in French at University of Colorado Denver.


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Date Created: 01/14/16
French Colonialism 1/24/16 12:20 PM • French Colonialism started after the 7 Years War (French-Indian War) • French had to choose between territories, kept the Caribbean Sugar Islands • French Colonialism wasn’t present in Europe until the 1800s • Empire - A group of nations, territories or peoples under the control of a single entity/ruler. First wave of Colonialism North America and Caribbean • Most territories were lost to Spain and England after the French-Indian War (1756-1763) • Canada and the Caribbean Sugar Islands were kept. • West Africa went to England, Louisiana to Spain Second wave of Colonialism 1830 Algeria Motivations for Colonialism • Algeria – Revenge for the “Fly Whisk Incident” • Vietnam – Invaded 1859, colony 1874, protection of French Missionaries • Resources, Trade, Power, and Money • France was humiliated in Franco-Prussian War (1870) with the loss of Alsace-Lorraine. • Motivated to burnish their reputation and increase their prestige. • Europe was in a “Scramble to Africa” = Competition between European Powers Mission Civilsatrice = mission to civilize • French equivalent of Manifest Destiny or the White Man’s Burden • Belief in the responsibility to spread French Culture and Language, as well as “lesser” peoples to rise to the French way of Life. • Attempt to make Frenchmen out of the colonial subjects • Mission Civilsatrice and Assimilation • Rayonnement – “lighting the way for others” • No regard for existing civilization • The French believed that they needed to make colonial subjects an integral part of La Patraie- Fatherland/ France How was it supposed to happen? • By shedding one’s former identity and becoming French/ taking on French cultural values (equality, laïcité = secularism, freedom from religion, worship in private) • Was it successful? • No, because the colonial subjects were never the equals of their colonizers. • However, it did succeed in creating a small elite class who were actually often leaders in independence movements and post-independent political life. • Aimé Césaire – communist, politician, from Martinique, black, was never considered “fully French”. • Independence – 1960s • Colonials were Expensive! • Massive numbers of colonials who fought for the French in both World Wars. • Brutal wars for Independence in Algeria and Vietnam • Independence movements in the West La Communuté – in Sub-Saharan Africa • France made a deal with their colonies in Sub- Saharan Africa, that they would be independent “member states” that were under the rule of the French President. • In order to keep/ have access to their resources. • Kept their currencies tied to the Euro. • Post World War II shift in Zeitgeist in the West. 1/24/16 12:20 PM • 1/24/16 12:20 PM •


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