France Since 1871
Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Merriman
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Introduction - The Paris Commune and Its Legacy - Centralized State and Republic - A Nation? Peasants, Language, and French Identity - The Waning of Religious Authority - Workshop and Factory - Mass Politics and the Political Challenge from the Left - Dynamite Club: The Anarchists - General Boulanger and Captain Dreyfus - Cafs and the Culture of Drink - Paris and the Belle poque - French Imperialism (Guest Lecture by Charles Keith) - The Origins of World War I - Trench Warfare - The Home Front - The Great War, Grief, and Memory (Guest Lecture by Bruno Cabanes) - The Popular Front - The Dark Years: Vichy France - Resistance - Battles For and Against Americanization - Vietnam and Algeria - Charles De Gaulle - May 1968 - Immigration
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France Since 1871 (HIST 276)
Anti-Americanism in France has historically been directed toward the U.S. government and corporations rather than American citizens. In the wake of World War II, the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe was considered by many to be a form of American imperialism. Along with the establishment of American military bases on French soil, the years after World War II bore witness to a great influx of American products, notably refrigerators and Coca-Cola. French concern over American cultural imports persists today, and has extended to include policies aimed at keeping the French language free of English words.
0000 - Chapter 1. Current Disputes in the French University System
0600 - Chapter 2. Anti-Americanism in France from 1945 Intellectuals and Communists against "Coca-Colonization"
1556 - Chapter 3. Perception of American Aggression The Fear of War
2157 - Chapter 4. The Coca-Cola Expansion
3239 - Chapter 5. Anti-Americanism in Architecture Against Skyscraperization
3819 - Chapter 6. Americanization and Globalization From Village Markets to Supermarkets
4328 - Chapter 7. Purity of the French Language The Threat of Franglais
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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.