The Corporatist Word and the Modernist Deed: Artisans and Political Economy in Vichy France

  title={The Corporatist Word and the Modernist Deed: Artisans and Political Economy in Vichy France},
  author={Steve Zdatny},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={155 - 179}
  • S. Zdatny
  • Published 1 April 1986
  • History, Art
  • European History Quarterly
When in June 1940 the Third Republic voted itself out of existence, artisans mourned it as little as most other Frenchmen and greeted P6tain’s National Revolution with optimism. Robert Tailledet, president of the largest artisanal organization, the Confgdgration générale de I’artisanat ftanvais (CGAF), and editor of its journal, the Artisan Français, wrote characteristically: ’We have no doubt that the Marshal’s government will realize those aims that for twenty years have been but a dream for… 
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