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Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France. The Treatment of Foreigners 1789-1799

To contemporary observers looking back, official French attitudes towards immigrants and resident foreigners at times appear more than a little ambiguous. While officially espousing a rhetoric of ‘inclusiveness’, selection and stereotype have nonetheless been common. Although demographic and economic considerations have often resulted in a willingness to benefit from foreigners (particularly during the interwar period),Continue reading “Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France. The Treatment of Foreigners 1789-1799”