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Liberalism and social reform [electronic resource] : industrial growth and progressiste politics in France, 1880-1914 / David M. Gordon.

By: Gordon, David M, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions to the study of world history: no. 55.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (226 p.).ISBN: 0313031703 (electronic bk.); 9780313031700 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Industrialization -- France -- History | Manufacturing industries -- France -- History | Liberalism -- France -- History | Middle class -- Political activity -- France -- History | Social problems -- France -- History | France -- Manufactures -- History | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General | Liberalisme | Industrialisatie | Middenklassen | Sociale hervormingen | Liberalismus | Sozialreform | Frankreich | Industrialisation History | FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Liberalism and social reform.DDC classification: 338.944 Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Industrial Growth and Socialist Success at Roubaix; 2. Eug�ene Motte and the Bourgeois Political Resurgence; 3. Georges Claudinon and the Industrial Revival at Le Chambon-Feugerolles; 4. Industrial Crisis and Progressiste Success at Rive-de-Gier; 5. Fran�cois de Wendel and Progressiste Politics in Industrial Lorraine; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: This book examines the heroic spirit of French industrial capitalism prior to World War I, and the role certain industrialists played in ensuring the success and stability of the country's economic and political order. It focuses in particular on the success of innovative manufacturers in France's chief industrial centers, the Nord, Loire, and Lorraine, where failing industrialists were saved through the introduction of new manufacturing techniques. It was only when Socialists abandoned revolutionary aims that they were able to successfully compete against their �Iprogressiste�R rivals. Democr.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-215) and index.

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Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Industrial Growth and Socialist Success at Roubaix; 2. Eug�ene Motte and the Bourgeois Political Resurgence; 3. Georges Claudinon and the Industrial Revival at Le Chambon-Feugerolles; 4. Industrial Crisis and Progressiste Success at Rive-de-Gier; 5. Fran�cois de Wendel and Progressiste Politics in Industrial Lorraine; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index;

This book examines the heroic spirit of French industrial capitalism prior to World War I, and the role certain industrialists played in ensuring the success and stability of the country's economic and political order. It focuses in particular on the success of innovative manufacturers in France's chief industrial centers, the Nord, Loire, and Lorraine, where failing industrialists were saved through the introduction of new manufacturing techniques. It was only when Socialists abandoned revolutionary aims that they were able to successfully compete against their �Iprogressiste�R rivals. Democr.

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