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The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940

Peter Zinoman


This book focuses on the colonial prison system in French Indochina and its role in fostering modern political consciousness among the Vietnamese. Using prison memoirs, newspaper articles, and extensive archival records, the book presents a wealth of significant new information to document how colonial prisons, rather than quelling political dissent and maintaining order, instead became institutions that promoted nationalism and revolutionary education.

Keywords: colonial prisons, French Indochina, political consciousness, prison memoirs, newspaper articles, archival records, nationalism, revolutionary education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520224124
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520224124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Zinoman, author