HIST 276 - Lecture 17 - The Popular Front

Lecture 17 - The Popular Front

Overview

A plethora of Far Right and fascist organizations emerged in the wake of World War I. Economic depression, nationalism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia all played a part in this upsurge. On the left, the tension between communist revolutionaries and socialist reformers was reconciled, for a time, in the Popular Front government of Leon Blum. While the Popular Front would eventually fall, it pioneered many of the reforms and progressive measures that French workers enjoy today.

Assignment

Sowerwine, Charles. France since 1870: Culture, Politics and Society, pp. 121-192.

Bloch, Marc. Strange Defeat.

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