2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 350 France from the Margins: History of Modern France

What does the history of modern France look like when we move away from the story that France has told about itself, as the country of human rights, to focus on its margins? Placing at its center women, slaves, colonial subjects, Jews, immigrants, and Muslims, among other marginalized groups, this course examines how these groups were subjects of French practices of exclusion and intervention, and how they challenged white supremacy, xenophobia, and sexism.  [SS, GM1, GM2, W]


HIST 105 or HIST 206, or permission of instructor