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National Assembly debates of land policy in Algeria, 1830-1900

Colleagues, I am an American historian, new to this list. I am interested to learn whether there are online sources showing the text of French parliamentary proceedings, particularly debates on Algerian  land policy, during the nineteenth century. Any suggestion welcome.


Tim Roberts

Call for Papers and Creative Works: InVisible Culture, Issue 22: "Opacity"

Dear H-French-Colonial subscribers,

Please circulate the latest CFP for my graduate program's journal, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (pasted below). Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best regards,
Joel Neville Anderson

Managing Editor

InVisible Culture
503A Morey Hall
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

CfPanelists, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

I am seeking participants in a professional development panel at the upcoming Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, in New Orleans, LA (16-19 October, 2014) on the topic of surviving the job market.  The panel will be geared toward sharing advice and experiences with graduate students and new faculty.  Participants will be asked to give a brief (5-10 minutes) presentation.  Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Kate Marsh
Jessica Namakkal

Namakkal on Marsh, 'India in the French Imagination: Peripheral Voices, 1754-1815'

Kate Marsh. India in the French Imagination: Peripheral Voices, 1754-1815. Empires in Perspective Series. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009. 211 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85196-994-4.

Reviewed by Jessica Namakkal (University of Minnesota) Published on H-French-Colonial (March, 2012) Commissioned by Jyoti Mohan

Alternative Imaginings

Christopher L. Miller
Christian Pinnen

Pinnen on Miller, 'The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade'

Christopher L. Miller. The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. xvi + 571 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4127-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4151-2.

Reviewed by Christian Pinnen (The University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-French-Colonial (February, 2012) Commissioned by Jyoti Mohan