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Micro-immigrations économiques au XIXe et au début du XXe siècle

Les étrangers à Cholet, de la seconde moitié du XIXsiècle à 1914

Étude monographique d’une pratique de micro-immigration
Geoffrey Ratouis
p. 113-124

Abstracts

In the second half of the 19th century, the pattern of life in Cholet was marked by its industrial development. Weaving brought great prosperity to the town. A constant supply of manual labour was guaranteed by Cholet’s densely populated rural surroundings, meaning that there was no need to call in workers from further afield. Despite its undeniable economic success, the town remained distanced from the main channels of communication and untouched by changes to its population. It was rare for an outsider to decide to settle in the capital of the Mauges. But although the immigration rate was at the lowest of levels, it did at least remain constant until 1914. It was at this point, before the influx of refugees from the two World Wars and the following three decades of economic growth and mass movement of labour, that the inhabitants of Cholet had their first encounter with people who shared neither the same history nor the same culture.

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Index terms

Chronologie :

XIXe siècle

Noms de lieux :

Cholet
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References

Bibliographical reference

Geoffrey Ratouis, « Les étrangers à Cholet, de la seconde moitié du XIXsiècle à 1914 », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 109-4 | 2002, 113-124.

Electronic reference

Geoffrey Ratouis, « Les étrangers à Cholet, de la seconde moitié du XIXsiècle à 1914 », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest [Online], 109-4 | 2002, Online since 20 December 2004, connection on 25 May 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abpo/1517 ; DOI : 10.4000/abpo.1517

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About the author

Geoffrey Ratouis

Doctorant en histoire contemporaine, HIRES – Université d’Angers

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Copyright

© Presses universitaires de Rennes

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