Knowing all the interest in violence around here, I bring your attention to the new issue of the journal Historical Reflections/Reflexions historiques, Volume 36, Number 2, Summer 2010. Colonial Violence. Edited by Samuel Kalman.
Torture in French Central Africa, public executions in French Indochina, policing soldiers in Africa and African immigrants in France, there is lots to digest.
Here's the table of contents.
We have Historical Reflections both in the Current Periodicals room and online.