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9. General Boulanger and Captain Dreyfus

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Published on Nov 21, 2008

France Since 1871 (HIST 276)

Two of the major crises of nineteenth-century France, the Boulanger Affair and the Dreyfus Affair, can be understood in terms of the rising forces of anti-Semitism and Far Right politics. The German conquest of Alsace and Lorraine, in particular, fueled nationalist and right-wing sentiments, especially in rural France. Political orientations and prejudices were formed by the popular media of the time, such as illustrated periodicals and patriotic songs.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Anti-semitic Context: France and the Jews in the Nineteenth Century
07:47 - Chapter 2. The Boulanger Crisis: General Boulanger, General Victory
22:16 - Chapter 3. Developments in Mass Politics: The Spread of Images and Imaginaire
36:16 - Chapter 4. The Dreyfus Affair

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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