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The French Labor Movement
The French Labor Movement
By Val R. Lorwin
Harvard University Press, 1955, 346 pp
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An ably prepared and useful study. After sketching the historical background of the French trade unions, Mr. Lorwin stresses the "discontinuities" which have occurred in recent years--such as the Communist seizure of a major segment of the movement. The last part of the book discusses the structure and functioning of the unions and their strengths and weaknesses in the political scene.