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France In 1871


  • 45:59 16. The Great War, Grief, And Memory (Guest Lecture By Bruno Cabanes)

    16. The Great War, Grief, And Memory (Guest Lecture By Bruno Cabanes)

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The human cost of World War I cannot be understood only in terms of demographics. To better understand the consequences of the w...

  • 49:43 19. Resistance

    19. Resistance

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) If the extent of French collaboration during World War II has been obscured, so too has the nature of resistance. Although the c...

  • 50:59 11. Paris And The Belle Époque

    11. Paris And The Belle Époque

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Modern Paris was indelibly shaped by the rebuilding project ordered by Napoleon III and carried out by Baron Haussmann in the 18...

  • 45:11 14. Trench Warfare

    14. Trench Warfare

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The sacred union that united France's political parties during World War I contributed to a resilient morale on the home front. ...

  • 47:23 9. General Boulanger And Captain Dreyfus

    9. General Boulanger And Captain Dreyfus

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Two of the major crises of nineteenth-century France, the Boulanger Affair and the Dreyfus Affair, can be understood in terms of...

  • 50:17 15. The Home Front

    15. The Home Front

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) 1917 is a critical moment in World War I, as the Bolsheviks seize power in Russia and Woodrow Wilson leads the U.S. into war on ...

  • 49:30 10. Cafés And The Culture Of Drink

    10. Cafés And The Culture Of Drink

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Because drinking is such an integral part of French culture, alcohol abuse has been historically ignored. Although there have be...

  • 45:52 13. The Origins Of World War I

    13. The Origins Of World War I

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The traditional, diplomatic history of World War I is helpful in understanding how a series of hitherto improbable alliances com...

  • 38:20 21. Vietnam And Algeria

    21. Vietnam And Algeria

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) France's colonial territories were of very high importance after the embarrassment of occupation during World War II. Algeria, i...

  • 51:26 18. The Dark Years: Vichy France

    18. The Dark Years: Vichy France

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) For decades after the end of World War II the question of French collaboration with the Nazis was obscured. One of the reasons f...

  • 47:00 22. Charles De Gaulle

    22. Charles De Gaulle

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Charles de Gaulle's importance in postwar French political life was matched by his importance in the nation's collective imagina...

  • 47:37 24. Immigration

    24. Immigration

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) French culture is threatened both by European Unification and the rise of xenophobia within France itself. The defeat of the ref...

  • 42:13 5. The Waning Of Religious Authority

    5. The Waning Of Religious Authority

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Religion in France after the Revolution can be understood in terms of two forms of de-Christianization. The first of these is po...

  • 44:48 2. The Paris Commune And Its Legacy

    2. The Paris Commune And Its Legacy

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The Paris Commune of 1871 remained a potent force in Europe for several generations afterwards. The reprisals following the fall...

  • 50:22 23. May 1968

    23. May 1968

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The student protests of May 1968 in France were linked to international protests against the American war in Vietnam and other p...

  • 47:39 17. The Popular Front

    17. The Popular Front

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) A plethora of Far Right and fascist organizations emerged in the wake of World War I. Economic depression, nationalism, anti-Sem...

  • 51:29 6. Workshop And Factory

    6. Workshop And Factory

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The Industrial Revolution in France is often said to have been entirely overshadowed by British industrial development. This ana...

  • 48:21 4. A Nation? Peasants, Language, And French Identity

    4. A Nation? Peasants, Language, And French Identity

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The problematic question of when people in France began to consider themselves part of a French nation, with a specifically Fren...

  • 43:56 12. French Imperialism (Guest Lecture By Charles Keith)

    12. French Imperialism (Guest Lecture By Charles Keith)

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) France's colonial properties were thought of in the latter half of the nineteenth century as consolation for the bitter loss of ...

  • 50:51 8.  Dynamite Club: The Anarchists

    8. Dynamite Club: The Anarchists

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Anarchists, unlike syndicalists and other leftists, seek to destroy the state rather than to capture state power for themselves....

  • 47:44 7. Mass Politics And The Political Challenge From The Left

    7. Mass Politics And The Political Challenge From The Left

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The history of socialism in France can be understood in terms of the competition between revolutionary socialists and reform soc...

  • 47:38 20. Battles For And Against Americanization

    20. Battles For And Against Americanization

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Anti-Americanism in France has historically been directed toward the U.S. government and corporations rather than American citiz...

  • 48:27 3. Centralized State And Republic

    3. Centralized State And Republic

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Despite various attempts at reform, France remains the most centralized state in Europe. The organization of the country around ...

  • 42:36 1. Introduction

    1. Introduction

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    France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Professor Merriman lists the books on the syllabus, and offers a brief précis of each of them. Three of the principal themes of ...

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