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Taking the Hard Road: Life Course in French and German Workers' Autobiographies in the Era of Industrialization Paperback – May 22, 1995
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"American Historical Review"
Provocative and important. Maynes adds a new and timely dimension to working-class historiography.
"Journal of Social History"
""Taking the Hard Road" opens up a comparative dimension that proves richly rewarding.
Mark Traugott, University of California, Santa Cruz"
A key text for research on the French and German proletarian autobiography from the late eighteenth to . . . early twentieth century.
"German Notes and Reviews"
"Taking the Hard Road" opens up a comparative dimension that proves richly rewarding.
Mark Traugott, University of California, Santa Cruz
Maynes's book, based on an exceptionally broad selection of French and German sources, is a precious addition to our knowledge of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century life as revealed through the direct testimony of working men and women. Especially on issues of childhood socialization, class formation, and lifecourse development, Taking the Hard Road opens up a comparative dimension that proves richly rewarding.--Mark Traugott, University of California, Santa Cruz
Maynes not only regales us with stories from these invaluable autobiographies, but she also provides a clear and nuanced analysis of their content, evaluating similarities and differences in the recorded life experiences according to gender, age, geography, chronology, and cultural milieu. This book contributes in original ways to working-class and gender history. . . . Historians owe a debt to Maynes for bringing to us the hard-to-find words of working-class men and women, interpreting them, and allowing us to understand better one segment of the working-class experience.--American Historical Review
Provocative and important. Maynes adds a new and timely dimension to working-class historiography." --Journal of Social History
A key text for research on the French and German proletarian autobiography from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century."German Notes and Reviews