Click on any link below to learn more about the French worker of the 18th & 19th Centuries

Workers' Organizations

Worker & State Relations

Working Conditions

Living Conditions

Workers' Personal Experiences

Bibliographic Credits


Click on any of the titles below to read the full-length essay on the topic of Living Conditions of Workers in Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century France

"Food in France" - Richard Tabler        "Housing Conditions of French Workers" - Jonathan Ross        

"Family Structure and Relations" - Ashley Chilton        "Sickness and Death" - Jessie Phelps

"The French Worker in the Provinces" - Stuart Rice        "Moving to Paris" - Jennifer Frederick

"Nineteenth Century Working Class Conditions in France: Clothing & Its Significance" - Erica Cefalo


A typical boarding house in France, with the working classes occupying the top floors


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