Originally published in 1938. Upon restoration of peace in 1814, recovery of colonial prestige become one of the leading affairs of the French state. First the Old Colonies were reoccupied, then new areas were sought in the Pacific, Asia, and in Africa. This book examines the growth of France overseas in the nineteenth century.
Preface; 1. The Colonies Under the Restoration 2. The Seizure of Algiers 3. "Limited Occupation" of Algeria, 1830-1848 4. The Colonies Under the July Monarchy, 1830-1948 5. The Abolition of Slavery and Assimilation of Algeria 6. Napoleon’s Arab Kingdom 7. The Second Empire in West Africa and Madagascar 8. The Second Empire in the Far East 9. Algeria, Prolongation of France 10. Tunisia and the Fascist Ambition 11. Egypt and the Franco-British Quarrel 12. The Third Republic in Indo-China 13. French West Africa 14. French Equatorial Africa 15. Madagascar 16. Morocco 17. France and Syrian Nationalist 18. Recent Trends; Index