Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 by Frederick Cooper (Princeton U.P., 2014)
Between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too. Citizenship between Empire and Nation examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, nation, state, and empire in a time of acute uncertainty about the future of a world that had earlier been divided into colonial empires.
Frederick Cooper, Herrick Chapman, Michelle Pinto, Emmanuelle Saada
La Maison Francaise of NYU, 16 Washington Mews