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    (Original post by little_melanie)
    What were they like? TIA.
    They were very poor, worse compared to Britain. The French were trying to compete with the advanced British industry and as a result pushed wages down to below subsistence level. Standard, organised union action for better working conditions and wages was rare and the very poor usually worked up to 18 hrs a day. Workers who led in creating the revolution, did not reap the benefits either - it was the middle clasess...

    I can't remember much as I haven't really studied that period but you should find this site helpful:

    http://www.economist.co.uk/cities/fi...=Facts-History

    Also visit a library! There's plenty of books available that look at the living conditons in France.
 
 
 

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