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Industry and Population (slides)

Romantics, Realists, and Socialists

Background Reading:
Popkin, Modern France, pp. 93-114.

Reading for Discussion:
Alexandre Parent-Duchâtelet, "On the families of Paris prostitutes" from his On Prostitution in the City of Paris (1835), on-line.

Martin Nadaud, "Memoirs of a Former Mason's Assistant" in Traugott [misspelled "Tranpott" on the e-reserves page], ed., The French Worker on e-reserves (the e-reserves password is the word missing from this saying: "the more things _____, the more they stay the same.")

Etienne Cabet, "The Community of Icaria" (1843).

Frédéric Le Play, Directions for the Method of Observation called 'Family Monographs' (1862), selection on-line.

Further Reading:
Jonathan Beecher, Charles Fourier, the Visionary and his World (1986).

Jonathan Beecher, Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism (2001).

Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution (1962).

Claire G. Moses and Leslie W. Rabine, Feminism, Socialism, and French Romanticism (1993).

Claire Goldberg Moses, French Feminism in the Nineteenth Century (1984).

Linda Nochlin, Realism (1971).

Joan Scott,' "L'ouvriere! Mot impie, sordide ...": Women Workers in the Discourse of French Political Economy, 1840-1860' and 'A Statistical Representation of Work,' both in her Gender and the Politics of History (1988 or 1999).

William Reddy, The Rise of Market Culture: the Textile Trade and French Society, 1750-1900 (1984).

William Sewell, Work and Revolution in France: The Language of Labor from 1789 to 1848 (1980).

Eugene Sue, The Mysteries of Paris (this novel was published in installments in a Paris newspaper, across 15 months in 1842-1843), selections.

Workers' Lives in Nineteenth-Century France (website produced by students at the University of Kentucky)

Courbet, "Girls from the Village"
Nineteenth-Century French Realism (at the Metropolitan Museum, New York)

Cabet's writings

France in Age of Hugo icon
France in the Age of Les Miserables (student website, Mt. Holyoke College)