Working Women and Socialist Politics in France 1880-1914: A Regional Study

Hardcover | August 1, 1995

byPatricia Hilden

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This enlightening study of the relations between the Marxist wing of the French socialist movement and a substantial female industrial proletariat reveals the failure of the Socialists to assimilate an important potential constituency. Hilden examines the early development of French socialismand recreates the atmosphere of everyday life for textile workers in Lille, Roubaix, and Tourcoing around the turn of the century. She shows that these women demonstrated more political militance in the face of their worsening industrial situation and their exclusion from organized labor resistancethan has previously been suggested.

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This enlightening study of the relations between the Marxist wing of the French socialist movement and a substantial female industrial proletariat reveals the failure of the Socialists to assimilate an important potential constituency. Hilden examines the early development of French socialismand recreates the atmosphere of everyday li...

Patricia Hilden is at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198219350

ISBN - 13:9780198219354

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'... makes an important contribution to the study of women and the European left.' Laura L. Forster, Journal of European Economic History