My Genealogy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Making Algeria French

Hi All,

Here's hoping you all have had a good start to 2015.

I just wanted to share with you a book I found on the French colonisation of Algeria that may aid in your understanding of any pieds-noirs in your ancestry, the environment they found on their arrival there, and their social status amongst the immigrants.

The book is titled Making Algeria French by David Prochaska. Whilst it mainly considers 1870-1920 it also includes a couple of chapters on the years preceding that period, and was thus of interest to myself in learning about my paternal line's brief stay there.

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