A key text for research on the French and German proletarian autobiography from the late eighteenth to . . . early twentieth century.
German Notes and Reviews
Provocative and important. Maynes adds a new and timely dimension to working-class historiography.
Journal of Social History
This book contributes in original ways to working-class and gender history.
American Historical Review
Taking the Hard Road opens up a comparative dimension that proves richly rewarding.
Mark Traugott, University of California, Santa Cruz
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