Racing the Republic: Race in France in Global Perspective

Tyler Stovall
UC Santa Cruz

Questions of ethnoracial division (linked to slavery, colonial rule, and/or immigration), citizenship, and politics loom large today, not only in the United States but also in many other advanced nations.

None is perhaps more urgently concerned with these issues today than France. And none provides a more fruitful comparative case with the United States, since the two republics share a germane commitment to the democratic ideal and a common claim to embody civic universality.