Welcome to H-French-Colonial, the international scholarly online network on French colonial history and cultural studies, as well as examining links between metropolitan France and its colonies (past and present). H-French-Colonial encourages discussions of research interests, teaching methods, and historiography.

Recent Content

Author: 
Richard C. Keller
Reviewer: 
Leland Barrows

Barrows on Keller, 'Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa'


Richard C. Keller. Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xii + 294 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-42973-1; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-42972-4.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College)
Published on H-French-Colonial (May, 2008)

Author: 
Olga Dror, K. W. Taylor
Reviewer: 
Bradley C. Davis

Davis on Dror and Taylor, 'Views of Seventeenth-Century Vietnam: Christoforo Borri on Cochinchina and Samuel Baron on Tonkin'


Olga Dror, K. W. Taylor. Views of Seventeenth-Century Vietnam: Christoforo Borri on Cochinchina and Samuel Baron on Tonkin. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. 290 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87727-741-5.

Reviewed by Bradley C. Davis (Department of History, University of Washington)
Published on H-French-Colonial (May, 2008)

Author: 
Carolyn Podruchny
Reviewer: 
Thomas J. Lappas

Lappas on Podruchny, 'Making the Voyageur World: Travelers and Traders in the North American Fur Trade'


Carolyn Podruchny. Making the Voyageur World: Travelers and Traders in the North American Fur Trade. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. xxiv + 416 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-8790-7.

Reviewed by Thomas J. Lappas (Department of History and Political Science, Nazareth College of Rochester)
Published on H-French-Colonial (December, 2007)

Author: 
Stephen A. Toth
Reviewer: 
Leland Barrows

Barrows on Toth, 'Beyond Papillon: The French Overseas Penal Colonies, 1854-1952'


Stephen A. Toth. Beyond Papillon: The French Overseas Penal Colonies, 1854-1952. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. xvii + 213 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4449-8.

Reviewed by Leland Barrows (Voorhees College)
Published on H-French-Colonial (July, 2007)

French Guiana and New Caledonia: How Much of the Myth Was Reality?

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