The Algerian war / Heather Lehr Wagner
- Wagner, Heather Lehr
- New York : Chelsea House, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm.
- One war ends, another begins -- North African conquest -- The French arrive -- A French colony -- The seeds of nationalism -- The struggle for freedom -- A time of war -- The final struggle -- After the revolution.
- "Many different factors led to the French invasion of Algeria in June 1830, but the result was the establishment of a French colony in North Africa that would last 132 years. For more than a century, Algeria was marked by sharp divisions between its European colonizers and the mainly Muslim people who had occupied the land prior to the arrival of French troops. Discrimination, prejudice, and injustice separated these two groups until a war for independence began on November 1, 1954. After nearly eight years of violence, Algeria became an independent nation in 1962, but a half century later, it remains a country haunted by violence and struggling to achieve stability and prosperity for its people. Read about this conflict in The Algerian War"-- Provided by publisher.
- 9781604139235 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-114) and index.
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