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Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

Sarah Abrevaya Stein


The Jews of southern Algeria under French colonial rule were different than the Jews of Algeria’s north: they were not French. This book presents their history and through it, a history of legal difference born of colonial imperatives under eighty years of French rule (1882-1962). In 1870, France granted citizenship to the Jews of Algeria’s north, effectively rendering them European at the stroke of a pen. The Jews of the Algeria’s south were handed a different legal fate. After the conquest of the Algerian Sahara, the state categorized its Jews as it categorized the majority of Algerian Musli ... More

Keywords: Colonialism, Decolonization, Algeria, France, Jews, Sahara, Citizenship, Law, North Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226123608
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226123882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Abrevaya Stein, author