Published in 1963: The author gives a clear and accurate account of the immense development of France as a colonial power which, in an incredibly short space of time, was to control one third of Africa. He drew his material not only from the scanty formal literature then available, but also by carefully evaluating and selecting from large mass of controversial material to be found in deliberate propaganda, parliamentary debates, and the often suspect offical documentation.
Table of Contents
Part 1: French Colonial Policy in Theory 1. General Colonial Policy 2. General Economic Policy 3. General Political Policy 4. General Native Policy 5. The General Organization Part 2: French Colonial Theory in Practice 6. Algeria 7. Tunisia 8. French West Afria 9. French Equatorial Africa (The Congo) 10. Madagascar 11. Indo-China 12. The Anciennes Colonies 13. France in the Pacific (Transportation 14. Morocco 15. Syria 16. The French Empire Since 1914 17. A Comparative Study