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Workers Against Work: Labor in Paris and Barcelona during the Popular Fronts
Why did a revolution occur in Spain and not in France in 1936? This is the key question Michael Seidman explores in his important new study of the relations between industrial capitalists and working-class movements in the early part of this century. In a comparative analysis of Paris during the Popular Front and Barcelona during the Spanish Revolution, Seidman examines th ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 27th 1990 by University of California Press
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David Weir has something of a throwaway line in his book "Anarchy & Culture" about (1997:34) about anarchism functioning as a proxy Protestant reformation in Spain. I always that was quite witty, although perhaps a bit too so, as it makes thing a bit too neat and tidy. While I won't say this back completely backs such up, it does put a lot of weight behind that argument, looking at the long term forms of historical growth and development that lead to radically different outcomes during the p ...more
An excellent book on an often overlooked element of workers revolution such as during the Spanish Second Republic and French Popular Front insurrections. Workers often did not fight for the right to work, but to be liberated from it. I am enjoying rereading in ePub electronic book format.