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The Glassworkers of Carmaux

French Craftsmen and Political Action in a Nineteenth-Century City

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PAPERBACK

$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674354418

Publication Date: 10/15/1980

Academic Trade

256 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

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This award-winning study analyzes in close detail the experiences of glassworkers as mechanization transformed their trade from a highly skilled art to a semiskilled occupation. Arguing that changes in the organization of work altered the lifestyle and political outlook of the glassworker, Joan Scott uses local archival materials and demographic records to reconstruct the experience of ordinary workingmen.

Awards & Accolades

  • 1974 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, American Historical Association
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