The Glassworkers of Carmaux: French Craftsmen and Political Action in a Nineteenth-Century City

The Glassworkers of Carmaux: French Craftsmen and Political Action in a Nineteenth-Century City

by Joan Wallach Scott

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674354401
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1974
Series: Harvard Studies in Urban History
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

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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