This chapter surveys the history of the Algerian diaspora in France from the nineteenth century to the first decades of the twenty-first century. It covers migration policies and demographic trends during the first colonial migrations, including the world wars and the beginning of permanent settlements, the outbreak of the French-Algerian War, and postcolonial developments from the perspective of Franco-Algerians and Algerian immigrants in France. In addition to examining key moments in the history of French inhabitants of Algerian descent, the chapter highlights patterns of cultural development as well as challenges faced by the longest-running and largest diaspora in the country.
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- General Arts and Humanities