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Workers' Union

ISBN-10: 0252075293
ISBN-13: 9780252075292
Edition: N/A
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Description: Flora Tristan (1803-44) was a leading nineteenth-century French social theorist and author who influenced the likes of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Five years before the publication ofThe Communist Manifesto,Tristan urged French workers to put  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 8/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550

Flora Tristan (1803-44) was a leading nineteenth-century French social theorist and author who influenced the likes of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Five years before the publication ofThe Communist Manifesto,Tristan urged French workers to put aside occupational and social rivalries in order to unite nationwide. Exhorting the workers to act through union (rather than violence) in quest for a livable minimum wage and other benefits,The Workersrsquo; Unionoutlines the methods for organizing such a union, the goals of the union, and the reason womenrsquo;s rights must be emphasized in forming it. Among Tristanrsquo;s pathbreaking proposals are plans to provide laborersrsquo; children with increased access to education, to supply safe havens for young people and sick and injured workers, and to approach manufacturers and financiers, including those among the nobility, in order to support such programs.

Beverly Livingston has taught at the University of Chicago and Yale University and was an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. Among her publications is an article on the French ldquo;Nouveau Romanrdquo; inYale French Studies.

Translator's Introduction
Note on the Translation
The Workers' Union
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
To Working Men and Women
On the Insufficiency of Welfare Societies, Guilds, etc.
How to Consolidate the Working Class
Why I Mention Women
Plan for the Universal Unionization of Working Men and Women
Summary
Appeal to the Workers
Advice to the Workers
To the Bourgeois
Letter and Song by Charles Poncy
The Workshop Marseillaise
The Workers' Union Marseillaise
Project for a Weekly Journal
Selective Bibliography
Index

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