Table of Contents

Part 1. On the path to civilization, 1886-1913.
Overseas empire and race during the Third Republic.
Sub-Saharan Africans: "uncivilized types".
North Africans: mysterious peoples.
Indochinese: gentle subjects.
Children of France, 1914-1940.
Introduction to Part 2..
Sub-Saharan Africans: la force noire.
North Africans: fils aîné.
Indochinese: fils doué.
La mère-patrie and her colonial children: France on display.