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Beginning in the 1870s, a great many Bretons began arriving in Paris. Every age has its pariahs, and in 1900, the “pariahs of Paris” were the Bretons, the last distinct group of provincials to come en masse to the capital city. The pariah designation took hold in Paris, in Brittany, and among historians. Yet the derision of recent migrants can be temporary. Tracing the changing status of Bretons in Paris since 1870, Leslie Page Moch demonstrates that state policy, economic trends, and the attitudes of established Parisians and Breton newcomers evolved as the fortunes of Bretons in the capital improved. Drawing on demographic records and the writings of physicians, journalists, novelists, lawyers, and social scientists, Moch connects internal migration with national integration. As the pariahs of yesterday, Bretons are an example of successful integration into Parisian life. At the same time, their experiences show integration to be a complicated and lengthy process.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations and Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introducing the Pariahs of Yesterday
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. Contexts
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 2. A Breton Crowd in Paris: The Beginnings
  2. pp. 31-68
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  1. 3. The Turn of the Century: A Belle Époque?
  2. pp. 69-119
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  1. 4. Between the Wars
  2. pp. 120-159
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  1. 5. A Long Resolution in Postwar Paris
  2. pp. 160-178
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Appendix: Marriage Records
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-230
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 231-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-255
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822395034
Related ISBN
9780822351696
MARC Record
OCLC
1082918253
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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