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Lethal provocation : the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria, Joshua Cole

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Lethal provocation : the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria
Title
Lethal provocation
Title remainder
the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Cole
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Part murder mystery, part social history of political violence, Lethal Provocation is a forensic examination of the deadliest peacetime episode of anti-Jewish violence in modern French history. Joshua Cole reconstructs the 1934 riots in Constantine, Algeria, in which tensions between Muslims and Jews were aggravated by right-wing extremists, resulting in the deaths of twenty-eight people. Animating the unrest was Mohamed El Maadi, a soldier in the French army. Later a member of a notorious French nationalist group that threatened insurrection in the late 1930s, El Maadi became an enthusiastic supporter of France's Vichy regime in World War II, and finished his career in the German SS. Cole cracks the "cold case" of El Maadi's participation in the events, revealing both his presence at the scene and his motives in provoking violence at a moment when the French government was debating the rights of Muslims in Algeria. Local police and authorities came to know about the role of provocation in the unrest and killings and purposely hid the truth during the investigation that followed. Cole's sensitive history brings into high relief the cruelty of social relations in the decades before the war for Algerian independence.--
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1961-
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Cole, Joshua
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Riots
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Antisemitism
  • Constantine (Algeria)
  • Constantine (Algeria)
  • France
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Lethal provocation : the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria, Joshua Cole
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Constantine in North African history -- Native, Jewish, and European -- The crucible of local politics -- The postwar moment -- French Algeria's dual fracture -- Provocation, difference, and public space -- Rehearsals for crisis -- Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, 1934 -- Sunday, August 5, 1934 -- Shock and containment -- Empire of fright -- The police investigation -- The agitator -- The trials
Control code
on1065548279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 317 pages
Isbn
9781501739415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1065548279
Label
Lethal provocation : the Constantine murders and the politics of French Algeria, Joshua Cole
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constantine in North African history -- Native, Jewish, and European -- The crucible of local politics -- The postwar moment -- French Algeria's dual fracture -- Provocation, difference, and public space -- Rehearsals for crisis -- Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, 1934 -- Sunday, August 5, 1934 -- Shock and containment -- Empire of fright -- The police investigation -- The agitator -- The trials
Control code
on1065548279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 317 pages
Isbn
9781501739415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1065548279

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