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The Search for Social Peace
The Search for Social Peace (August 1985)
Reform Legislation in France, 1890-1914
Judith F. Stone - Author

During the last one hundred years, programmatic social reform legislation has increasingly been accepted as an essential economic, social and political component of advanced capitalist nations. The Search for Social Peace investigates the reform movement in France--from its origins in the 1890s until the First World War--and details the struggle to end class conflict and achieve social peace. Who the reformers were, what they argued and how s...(Read More)
French Feminism in the 19th Century
French Feminism in the 19th Century (June 1985)
Claire G. Moses - Author

Histories of France have erased the feminist presence from nineteenth-century political life and the feminist impact from the changes that affected the lives of the French. Now, French Feminism in the Nineteenth Century completes the history books by restoring this missing--and vital--chapter of French history.

The book recounts the turbulent story of nineteenth-century French feminism, placing it in the context of the general politic...(Read More)
Abandoned Children
Abandoned Children (June 1984)
Foundlings and Child Welfare in Nineteenth-Century France
Rachel G. Fuchs - Edited and with an introduction by

In nineteenth-century France, parents abandoned their children in overwhelming numbers—up to 20 percent of live births in the Parisian area. The infants were left at state-run homes and were then transferred to rural wet nurses and foster parents. Their chances of survival were slim, but with alterations in state policy, economic and medical development, and changing attitudes toward children and the family, their chances had significantly impro...(Read More)
Schooling the Daughters of Marianne
Schooling the Daughters of Marianne (June 1984)
Textbooks and the Socialization of Girls in Modern French Primary Schools
Linda L. Clark - Author

This first book-length study of girls' primary education in France gives a concrete picture of how Frenchwomen were, and are, prepared for their roles in society.

Until the 1960s, the primary school provided the only formal education for the majority of French children. Long recognized as a major inculcator of patriotic and moral values, the French primary school also played the vital role of preparing girls for their expected adult lives....(Read More)
Family and Farm
Family and Farm (June 1983)
Agrarian Change and Household Organization in the Loire Valley, 1500-1900
John W. Shaffer - Author

Family and Farm is the history of the communautes, the large patriarchal households of central France, from the close of the medieval era to the nineteenth century. These households were unique in that they often included as many as twenty members, holding property in common. Far from having roots in any cultural bias or folkloric tradition, the communautes were organized to enable individual families to meet the demands imposed...(Read More)
Village Notables in Nineteenth-Century France
Village Notables in Nineteenth-Century France (June 1983)
Priests, Mayors, Schoolmasters
Barnett Singer - Author

Examines the role of village notables in nineteenth-century France.

Local priests, mayors, and schoolmasters have often been portrayed by French novelists as objects of ridicule. In reality, however, the village notables gave norms to the villagers in their communities and personified the community’s values. The influence of village notables and the values they preached and personified ensure their importance in any vi...(Read More)
What Were Little Girls and Boys Made Of?
What Were Little Girls and Boys Made Of? (June 1983)
Primary Education in Rural France, 1830-1880
Laura S. Strumingher - Author

Primary School Books were vehicles by which authors in nineteenth-century France hoped to shape the future. These authors, members of the middle class, believed in reason and progress and in their own ability to ascertain what was reasonable and to enforce progress. Not surprisingly, they did not always get the cooperation of the people whom they were trying to lead to a civilized life. Peasants, who made up the largest population of those n...(Read More)
The Ecole Normale Superieure and the Third Republic
The Ecole Normale Superieure and the Third Republic (June 1981)
Robert J. Smith - Author

The Ecole Normale Superieure was founded during the Revolutionary era to dominate the educational structure of France. During the Third Republic, the French academic elite trained at the Ecole Normale Superieure greatly expanded its national role and enhanced its prestige and influence.

In this book, the first full treatment of the social and political history of the Ecole Normale Superieure in recent times, Robert J. Smith has examined the ...(Read More)
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