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Prisoners of want [electronic resource] : the experience and protest of the unemployed in France, 1921-45 / Matt Perry.

By: Perry, Matt, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in labour history (Ashgate (Firm)): Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 296 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780754686521 (electronic bk.); 0754686523 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Front populaire -- History -- 20th century | Parti communiste fran�cais -- History -- 20th century | Unemployed -- France -- History -- 20th century | Manpower policy -- France -- History -- 20th century | Labor movement -- France -- History -- 20th century | Labor movement | Manpower policy | Unemployed | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | Kommunistische Partei Frankreichs | Arbeitsloser | Protestbewegung | Arbeiterbewegung | Arbeitslosigkeit | FrankreichGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prisoners of want.DDC classification: 331.13/7094409043 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The experience of unemployment in France between the wars -- Movements of the unemployed in the 1920s -- The Parisian unemployed movement, 1930-33 -- Early regional unemployed movements, 1931-33 -- The Lille to Paris hunger march -- After the hunger march : the rising militancy of the unemployed in 1934 -- The coming of the Popular Front and the unemployed movements -- The Popular Front government and the unemployed -- Unemployment and the war years, 1940-45.
Summary: Prisoners of Want examines the experience of the unemployed and their protests in France in the turbulent interwar years. It considers the peculiarities of the French experience of mass unemployment and explores the relationship between these movements and the authorities, both government policy-makers and those concerned with public order. The book fills a gap in our knowledge of the French Communist Party, the Resistance, and the French welfare state. As such it will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern French history.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-284) and index.

The experience of unemployment in France between the wars -- Movements of the unemployed in the 1920s -- The Parisian unemployed movement, 1930-33 -- Early regional unemployed movements, 1931-33 -- The Lille to Paris hunger march -- After the hunger march : the rising militancy of the unemployed in 1934 -- The coming of the Popular Front and the unemployed movements -- The Popular Front government and the unemployed -- Unemployment and the war years, 1940-45.

Prisoners of Want examines the experience of the unemployed and their protests in France in the turbulent interwar years. It considers the peculiarities of the French experience of mass unemployment and explores the relationship between these movements and the authorities, both government policy-makers and those concerned with public order. The book fills a gap in our knowledge of the French Communist Party, the Resistance, and the French welfare state. As such it will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern French history.

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