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Dictatorship, Workers, and the City: Labour in Greater Barcelona since 1939

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This study of the Spanish Labor Movement in Barcelona from 1939 to 1988 explores working-class life and culture, labor relations, and politics during and after the authoritarian regime of Francisco Franco. Using the archives of Franco's secret police, Balfour here presents a unique look into the modus operandi of the dictatorship and its effects on the working class experience.

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Overview

This study of the Spanish Labor Movement in Barcelona from 1939 to 1988 explores working-class life and culture, labor relations, and politics during and after the authoritarian regime of Francisco Franco. Using the archives of Franco's secret police, Balfour here presents a unique look into the modus operandi of the dictatorship and its effects on the working class experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198227403
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education
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Table of Contents

List of Maps x
List of Tables x
Abbreviations xi
1. Defeat and Resistance 1939-1959 1
2. The Transformation of the Working Class 41
3. The Growth of the New Labour Movement 62
4. Local Patterns of Protest 110
5. The Rise of Militancy 1970-1973 142
6. Popular Agitation and Political Change 1974-1976 191
7. The Labour Movement in the Post-Franco Era 236
Appendix 259
Bibliography 262
Index 283
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