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As considered one of Europe's nice business and innovative centres Barcelona has been short of an in depth social and cultural historical past, but there's really a paucity of precise examine. This ebook redresses the stability. concentrating on the total 20th century, it enables the emergence of long term traits, and bargains with either vintage and more moderen issues of labour history.
This novel and authoritative paintings will curiosity not just these engaged on Spain, yet all students and scholars of comparative background.

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In addition, many within this core did not subscribe to every aspect of anarchist culture. The most committed anarchists tended to oppose alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other flamenquista practices. No centre would be complete without inscriptions warning workers of the evils of drink, along with paintings drawn from the pantheon of anarchist heroes. Some anarchists had also taken up vegetarianism. Yet anarcho-syndicalists who were primarily union activists might be somewhat removed from such concerns.

The rise of labour, 1898–1918 21 The first generations of Valencians and Aragonese could have difficulty integrating into their host community. There is evidence to suggest that they faced some hostility because of a belief that they were robbing Catalan workers of jobs and undercutting wage rates. Aragonese and Valencian communities grew up, whose members kept together at work and frequented the same eating houses and taverns. Yet the fact that some Valencians spoke a dialect of Catalan (which remained the dominant language in working-class circles), that migrants were not spatially segregated in separate neighbourhoods (as was to a degree to be the case after 1918), and that they were a minority within the larger working community, helped limit the growth of ethno-skill cleavages.

142–5, 165–6; idem, ‘El moviment obrerista català (1901–1939)’, Reçerques, no. 7, Barcelona, 1978, pp. 9–31. J. Alvarez Junco, El emperador del Paralelo. Lerroux y la demagogia populista, Madrid, 1990, pp. 133–58. This image was, of course, used by Catalan anarchists. After release from Montjuïc in 1896 the intellectual anarchist, Fernando Tárrida de Mármol, exiled in France, played a key role in whipping up indignation. Significantly, the book he wrote on his experiences was entitled, Les inquisiteurs d’Espagne.

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