Judt, Tony.

Marxism and the French Left : studies on labour and politics in France, 1830-1981 / Tony Judt. - New York : New York University Press, ©2011. - 1 online resource (ix, 338 pages) : illustrations, maps - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Left in France -- The French labour movement in the nineteenth century -- The French socialist party 1920-1936 -- French Marxism 1945-1975 -- The elections of 1981 in historical perspective.

Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive and original interpretation of French left-wing politics over the past 150 years. "A well-informed and persuasive reinterpretation of the old French Left that is now receding beyond recall, except for historians."--Times Literary Supplement.

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22573/ctt8jwfg3 JSTOR

Labor movement--History.--France
Labor unions--Political activity--History.--France

HX261.5 / .J83 2011