Colonial Migrants and Racism

Algerians in France, 1900–62

  • Neil MacMaster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


The first comprehensive study in English of the earliest and largest 'Third-World' migration into pre-war Europe. Full attention is given to the relationship between the society of emigration, undermined by colonialism, and processes of ethnic organisation in the metropolitan context. Contemporary anti-Algerian racism is shown to have deep roots in moves by colonial elites to control and police the migrants and to segregate them from contact with Communism, nationalist movements and the French working class.


bibliography colonialism communism crisis English Europe France French knowledge migrant migrants migration organization society tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Neil MacMaster
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-68700-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37125-5
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