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Wine, sugar, and the making of modern France : global economic crisis and the racialization of French citizenship, 1870-1910 / Elizabeth Heath, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Author/creator Heath, Elizabeth (Historian)
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Descriptionxii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series New studies in European history
New studies in European history. ^A473137
Contents List of Maps, Figures and Tables -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Of wine and sugar -- Part One -- Wine, sugar, and the new global economy -- Defining Republican citizenship on the peripheries -- Part Two -- Propertied elites and a new liberal citizenship -- Socialism and the rise of worker politics -- Small holders and the promise of rural democracy -- Part Three -- Union member and citizen -- Defining French citizenship in a global age -- Conclusion: Globalization, empire, and the making of modern France.
Scope and content "This is an innovative study of how race and empire transformed French Republican citizenship in the early Third Republic. Elizabeth Heath integrates the histories of the wine-producing Department of Aude and the sugar-producing colony of Guadeloupe to reveal the ways in which empire was integral to the Third Republic's ability to stabilize a Republican regime that began to unravel in an age of economic globalization. She shows how global economic factors shaped negotiations between local citizens and the Third Republic over the responsibilities of the Republic to its citizens leading to the creation of two different and unequal forms of citizenship that became constitutive of the interwar imperial nation-state and the French welfare-state. Her findings shed important new light on the tensions within Republicanism between ideals of liberty and equality and on the construction of race as a meaningful social category at a foundational moment in French history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2014022389
ISBN9781107070585 (hardback)
ISBN1107070589 (hardback)
ISBN9781107688582 (paperback)
ISBN1107688582 (paperback)
Standard identifier# 40024209746

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