Settler Colonialism Uncovered

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French army breaches the gates of Algiers 4 July 1830. Hussein Dey capitulates 5 July 1830.

Following the fall of Fort Emperor, the French moved their batteries to its ruins and prepare to bombard the Casbah, "the fortress, the seat of power."…

Newspaper account of the conquest of Algiers

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,…

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.

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…