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Les mineurs de fer au travail (1945-1975) : les évolutions du travail ouvrier dans les mines de fer en Lorraine

Abstract : The Labour Process and the Iron Miners analyses the daily work of workers in the iron mines of the Lorraine region from 1945 to 1975. It uses contemporary documents from the period in which the mines operated and - more importantly - oral history interviews with ex-workers, allowing this thesis to discuss the individual and collective aspects of the miner's trade. Previous historiographical developments in the history of mining are considered : to these, this thesis introduces the innovation of concentrating on the iron-miners and their labour, noting how their work led many of the transformations of mining. Through research using previously-ignored archives and publications which have rarely been examined by historians (principally technical journals for mining engineers), the thesis demonstrates that the iron-miner's trade never became technologically backward. In fact, this was a sector marked by its modernity, even at the moment of its disappearance : it was a trade which prefigured the great economic and social transformations of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century.
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Pascal Raggi. Les mineurs de fer au travail (1945-1975) : les évolutions du travail ouvrier dans les mines de fer en Lorraine. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006NAN21018⟩. ⟨tel-01775374⟩



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