This book examines the social history and historical geography of the most important agricultural pressure groups in France since about 1918.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Base map of the départements of France; Introduction; 1. The transformation of rural France; 2. Individuals and associations in the farming community; 3. Agricultural associations before 1914; 4. The heyday of the regional unions, 1918–1930; 5. The economic crisis and the rise of corporatism, 1930–1940; 6. Agricultural associations under Vichy, 1940–1944; 7. A rural revolution? Syndicates and cooperatives, 1944–1965; 8. The deceptions of progress, 1965–1985; 9. Representing the community - the place of salaried labour and women; 10. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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