A history of the European working class. 1, The factory / Icarus Films ; ARTE France, Les Films d'ici present ; in coproduction with AB Productions ; with the participation of Toute l'histoire ; a series written and directed by Stan Neumann ; [produced by] Camille Laemlé, Serge Lalou
- Additional Titles:
- [Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (1 video file (57 min.)) : sound, color with black and white sequences
- Additional Creators:
- Neumann, Stan, 1949-, Laemlé, Camille, Lalou, Serge, Lavilliers, Bernard, ARTE France, Films d'ici (Firm), AB Productions, and Icarus Films
- Language Note:
- In English and French with English subtitles; closed captioning available.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
- Starting in the 18th century, transformations in commerce led to the emergence of the early factory system and the birth of the British working class. Displaced from the countryside, these new workers flooded into textile mills that would fuel the growth of British capitalism. Combining archival footage, interviews with historians and testimonies from modern factory workers, this first episode of A HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN WORKING CLASS outlines the development of new forms of discipline and time management that would transform the lives of workers and their nascent political consciousness. The Luddite movement, Peterloo Massacre, and demands for universal suffrage are discussed as early high watermarks in the development of working class politics, foreshadowing the uprisings of the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Cinematography, Ned Burgess, Katell Djian ; animation, Joris Clerté ; editing, Louise Decelle, Catherine Gouze ; original music, Philippe Miller.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Narrator, Bernard Lavilliers.
- Technical Details:
- System requirements: An Internet browser with HTML5 support.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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