Glassworkers Of Carmaux / Edition 1

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Overview

This study analyzes in close detail the experiences of glassworkers as mechanization transformed their trade from a highly skilled art to a semiskilled occupation. Ms. Scott argues that changes in the organization of work altered the life style and political outlook of glassworkers. These changes also created a new identity for them as residents of Carmaux, a city in the Department of the tarn in southwestern France. Once an isolated group of itinerant workers within the city, glassworkers became active trade unionists and militant socialists in the 1890s.
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Editorial Reviews

History

A model for urban history studies. Utilizing the current techniques of quantitative measurements but without sacrificing any of the time-tested tools of the profession, [Scott] has traced the impact of industrialization and the development of class-consciousness among the French artisan glassworkers in the late 19th century...An absorbing story.
— Frank Fox

Journal of Interdisciplinary History

An enlightening addition to the growing American contribution to the history of France's turbulent Third Republic.
— David H. Pinkney

Social History

This book is superb social history, one of the most important recent studies of French industrialization.
— John Merriman

Journal of Social History

An important book, well written and thoroughly researched. Its rather narrow focus belies its conceptual breadth and the impact of this kind of historical research on our understanding of the laboring population's experience of industrialization.
— Theresa M. McBride

History - Frank Fox
A model for urban history studies. Utilizing the current techniques of quantitative measurements but without sacrificing any of the time-tested tools of the profession, [Scott] has traced the impact of industrialization and the development of class-consciousness among the French artisan glassworkers in the late 19th century...An absorbing story.
Journal of Interdisciplinary History - David H. Pinkney
An enlightening addition to the growing American contribution to the history of France's turbulent Third Republic.
Social History - John Merriman
This book is superb social history, one of the most important recent studies of French industrialization.
Journal of Social History - Theresa M. McBride
An important book, well written and thoroughly researched. Its rather narrow focus belies its conceptual breadth and the impact of this kind of historical research on our understanding of the laboring population's experience of industrialization.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674354418
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/1974
  • Series: Harvard Studies in Urban History
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Wallach Scott is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. and winner of the Herbert Baxter Adams and the Joan Kelly prizes of the American Historical Association.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Carmaux, 1850-1890

2. The Craft of the Glassworker

3. Glassworkers and Miners: A Contrast

4. Mechanization

5. Socialism

6. The Strike of 1895

7. New Glassworkers and Old, 1896-1914

Epilogue: Three Portraits

Appendix

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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