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Author Andersen, Margaret Cook, 1978- author.

Title Regeneration through empire : French pronatalists and colonial settlement in the Third Republic / Margaret Cook Andersen.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (342 pages).
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Series France overseas: studies in empire and decolonization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents France's "Supreme Chance" : Migration and Pronatalist Visions of Empire -- Recruiting Colonial Settlers : The Union Coloniale Francaise and the Non-Classees -- Creating a "Labor Reservoir" : Pronatalism, Medicine, and Motherhood in Madagascar -- Voting for the Family : The Fight for Familial Suffrage in France and North Africa -- A Colonial Fountain of Youth : Family Rights, Pronatalism, and Settler Politics in North Africa.
Summary "Following France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country's population was not keeping pace with that of its European neighbors. To regain its standing in the European world, France set its sights on building a vast colonial empire while simultaneously developing a policy of pronatalism to reverse these demographic trends. Though representing distinct political movements, colonial supporters and pronatalist organizations were born of the same crisis and reflected similar anxieties concerning France's trajectory and position in the world. Regeneration through Empire explores the intersection between colonial lobbyists and pronatalists in France's Third Republic. Margaret Cook Andersen argues that as the pronatalist movement became more organized at the end of the nineteenth century, pronatalists increasingly understood their demographic crisis in terms that transcended the boundaries of the metropole and began to position the French empire, specifically its colonial holdings in North Africa and Madagascar, as a key component in the nation's regeneration. Drawing on an array of primary sources from French archives, Regeneration through Empire is the first book to analyze the relationship between depopulation and imperialism"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Imperialism -- Social aspects -- France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History.
Childbirth -- Political aspects -- France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History.
Colonists -- Government policy -- Africa, French-speaking -- History.
Family policy -- France -- History.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History.
France -- History -- Third Republic, 1870-1940.
Africa, North -- Colonization -- History.
Madagascar -- Colonization -- History.
France -- Population policy -- History.
France -- Politics and government -- 1870-1940.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Andersen, Margaret Cook. Regeneration through empire : French pronatalists and colonial settlement in the Third Republic. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015] France overseas: studies in empire and decolonization 9780803244979 (DLC) 2014027851
ISBN 9780803244979 (hardback)
9780803265257 (e-book)

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