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Published: 31 December 2019

256 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620801

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Fellow Travellers

Communist Trade Unionism and Industrial Relations on the French Railways, 1914-1939

Thomas Beaumont

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Labour History LUP

  • The first book-length study to explore the relationship between railway workers and the Communist party in France
  • Based on a wide-range of original source material, including union archives as well as national and local archives
  • Provides new perspectives on communist political activity in interwar France, notably during the periods of class against class and the Popular Front
  • Sheds new light on the Syndicalist encounter with Bolshevism in the period after the First World War, deepening understandings of the 'communist choice' made by union activists in the early 1920s
  • Sheds new light on the growth of Communist trade unionism and state direction of the railways in the context of interwar French industrial relations