Faculty Seminar Advisor
Bachelor of Science
From November 1st, 1954 to March 19, 1962, the French-Algerian War was one of the bloodiest struggles of decolonization in modern history. Why was this struggle so violent? By investigating the violent colonization techniques used by the French military which resulted in 850,000 Algerian deaths and the French social and political policies that placed the Algerians at the bottom of the social hierarchy, this thesis shows how the actions by the French during the colonial era led to the rise of Algerian resistance movements. This would eventually cause the violence in the French-Algerian War in order for the “last to become the first.”
Steele, Ryan D., "Violence in Algeria: From Colony to Independent Nation" (2017). Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History). 62.