Settler Colonialism Uncovered

The Conquest and Settlement of French Algeria

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The Conquest and Settlement of French Algeria


Ashley Sanders


Centre des archives d'outre-mer, Aix-en-Provence, France and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France


French; English


Algeria, especially the province of Constantine, 1827-1871.

Items in the The Conquest and Settlement of French Algeria Collection

In 1798, Napoleon I invaded Egypt, and to feed his troops, bought grain from merchants in Algeria, but he never paid them back. In 1814, the next French government ignored the previous regime's debts until, finally, in 1827, the governor of Algiers…

In an effort to garner support for the flagging Restoration government of Charles X, France launched an attack on Algiers in repayment for the perceived insults suffered.

Scène de l'attaque de l'amiral Dupperé (navire La Provence) lors du bombardement d'Algers, le 3 juillet 1830. Scene from Admiral Dupperé's (warship La Provence) attack during the bombardment of Algiers July 3, 1830.

Between June 30 and July 4,…

Prior to the first French military campaign to conquer the province of Constantine in 1836, parts of Captain Saint-Hippolyte’s notes about Constantine were incorporated into a military report and sent to the Minister of War on August 30, 1836.…