B. The Industrial Revolution and Germinal


C. [ Nationalism ]

Germinal is your "textbook" on the Industrial Revolution


Gerard Dépardieu starred as Maheu in a 1993 movie of Germinal
Clip One shows Étienne Lantier's arrival at the mine in search of work
(24 minutes)
Clip Two shows Maheu helping Étienne rent a room a L'Avantage (2 minutes)
Clip Three shows Rasseneur, Étienne, and Souvarine discussing the economic situation (2 minutes)
Clip Four shows the new pay scale and the slashing of Bonnemort's pension (2:39 min)
Clip Five shows the Hennebeau luncheon celebrating the engagement of Cécile and Négrel and Maheu's plea (9 min)
This clip is important because it explains the clash between the view of management v. the view of labor

BZ interactive map on rise/spread of Industrial Revoluiton in Europe
BZ summarizes characteristics of Industrial Revolution


Development of the Industrial Revolution in England < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT-ToV5heso >
Industrial Manchester < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MllrnSZxTkY>
Children in the Industrial Revolution/Victorian England < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87eVOpbcoVo>
From hand tools to mechanization < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWKeLVgd1NU>


Ms. Story's Idustrialization PowerPoint

 

The Industrial Revolution transformed the rural, agrarian landscape that had characterized Europe and the world for millennia, replacing the bucolic scene with factories. What began in the textile mills of towns like Manchester and the mines of the English Midlands or Northern France spread across the face of Europe, North America, Japan, and from there to the rest of the world. Wind and water power replaced human and animal muscle power. The 2nd Industrial Revolution introduced steam power. This (right) image comes from the 20th century, but it illustrates the predominance of women, mechanization, and mass production.
Women and children could be paid lower wages than adult, male, heads of household, and so they were.

image source/left < http://www.themudflats.net/2010/10/06/joe-miller-says-federal-minimum-wage-is-unconstitutional-child-labor-next/ >
image source/ right < http://www.fundamentalfinance.com/blogs/sweatshops-child-labor.php >

This little girl is one of hundreds, thousands of young workers in the textile factories of industrializing Europe. I imagine Lydie looking something like her.

 

As technology and mechanization brought machines to factories to do the work of men/women/children, workers rebelled: in the early 19th century a group known as Luddites began to smash up the hateful machines, especially power looms that took their jobs and livelihoods. There may or may not have been such a person as Ned Lud.

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite >

 

While elite and bourgeois Europeans and Americans wanted increased amounts of cotton or woolen cloth at affordable prices, entrepreneurs needed raw materials (coal and iron) to manufacture the machines necessary for mass production. Coal and iron mining absorbed the work lives of men, women, and children, as you know from Germinal.

image source < http://www.talismancoins.com/servlet/Detail?no=759 >
Image above makes a nice segue to Germinal--follow link below for Germ Helpful Hints
< http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/background/zola.htm >

At least two movie versions have been made of Germinal: one in 1993 starring Gerard Depardieu as Maheu;
follow link for some information about it. Alas, it is not available with English sub-titles on DVD

< http://www.filmsdefrance.com/FDF_Germinal_rev.html >

In 1913, Albert Capellani produced a silent, black-and-white version of the movie;
the following link provides some helpful images and a summary of the movie

< http://uwfilmies.pbworks.com/w/page/4660024/Germinal-1913 >

2013--period 1
Paris--Alzire
Lea--Chaval
Emily--Catherine
Shivani--Catherine
Indigo--Catherine
Lindsay--Catherine
Gabby--Catherine
Ellie--Catherine
Karina G.--Catherine
Leena--La Maheude
Kiana--Souvarine
Grace--Cécile
Colby--Cécile
Devon--Cécile
Karly--Cécile
Karina F.--Maheu

2013--period 6
Sam--Etienne
Celia--Etienne
Pooja--Etiennc
Claire--Souvarine
Sophie--Souvarine
Anais--Catherine
Megan--Catherine
Ashley--Catherine
Natasha--Catherine
Natalie--Catherine
Allison--Catherine
Abby H. Catherine
Beca--La Maheude
Rosie--La Maheude
Jacque--La Maheude
Abby L--Jeanlin
Jillian--Cécile
Emily--Cécile

2012--period 2
Jane--Souvarine
Nicole--Bébert
Margarita--Catherine
Danielle--Catherine
Hannah--Alzire
Victoria--La Maheude
Fernanda--Catherine
Karina--Bonnemort
Jessica--Toussaint Maheu
Kris--Cécile Grégoire
Austin--Jeanlin
Yasmeen--Cécile Grégoire
Abby--Catherine
Jolena--La Maheude
Sarah--Jeanlin (alternate app)
Grace--Cécile Grégoire
Chloe--Souvarine
Alexa--Toussaint Maheu
Scout--Catherine

2012--period 6
Julia--Cécile Grégoire
Jenn--Alzire
Dani--Jeanlin
Maya--Jeanlin
Mayuka--Jeanlin
Aeyla--Cécile Grégoire
Natalie--Lydie
Lou--Catherine
Tammy--La Maheude
Ana--Jeanlin
Clare--Etienne
Brooke--Cécile Grégoire
Izzy--Cécile Grégoire
Paige--Cécile Grégoire

2011
Germinal--Mandi
Germinal/Cécile--Libby
Germinal/Catherine--Katie
Germinal/Étienne--Simran
Germinal/Lydie--Carly
Germinal/Catherine--Megan
Germinal/Zacharie--Jess
Germinal/Jeanlin--Callie
Germinal/Cécile--Sanah
Germinal/La Maheude--Bronte
Germinal/Étienne--Sarah
Germinal/Jasmine--La Maheude
Germinal/Alina--Catherine

The Urban Game
< http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/TheUrbanGame.htm >

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bentley, Jerry and Herbert Ziegler. Traditions and Encounters, vol. ii, 4th edition. Boston, et al.: McGraw Hill, 2008.

Devon, Jeanne. "Joe Miller Says Federal Minimum Wage Is Unconstitutional--Child Labor Next?" The Mudflats. Online available.
< http://www.themudflats.net/2010/10/06/joe-miller-says-federal-minimum-wage-is-unconstitutional-child-labor-next/ >

"Luddite." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Online available.
< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite >

Mackintosh, Craig. "Consumerism, Economics, Food Shortages, Population, Soil Erosion, and Contamination."
The Permacuture Research Institute. Online available.
< http://www.permacultureusa.org/2009/04/19/an-industrial-revolution-like-no-other/ >

"Industrial Revolution in Britain." Probert Encyclopaedia: The Interactive Map Archive. Online available.
< http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/photolib/maps/Map%20of%20Britain%20Before%20and%20After%20The%20Industrial%20Revolution%201938.htm >

"Sweatshops and Child Labor."fundamentalfinance.com Online available
< http://www.fundamentalfinance.com/blogs/sweatshops-child-labor.php >