Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria

In Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria (University of Chicago, 2014), Sarah Abrevaya Steinprofessor of history and the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, takes a new perspective to the history of Algerian Jews, looking at the Saharan Jews to south of the larger, coastal communities.  Saharan Jews received different treatment from French authorities, asking us to rethink the story we tell about colonialism and decolonization and Jewish history.
Stein draws on materials from thirty archives across six countries to shed light on this small, but revealing, community that has not received its due attention until now.