La petite presse ouvrière lyonnaise, 1831-1835
The digital library la petite presse ouvrière lyonnaise (Lyon, France) opens a window on the history of a short period after the 1830 so-called Liberty Revolution in France, from 1831 to 1835. This collection was made available by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in partnership with the Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, the Musées Gadagne, (Municipality of Lyon) and the University of Chicago through the ARTFL Project. La petite presse ouvrière lyonnaise digitised local newspapers for the study of the working-class. It focuses on left radical newspapers (L’Echo de la Fabrique, L’Echo des Travailleurs, etc..). These newspapers give voice to silk workers debates about “industrial association”, “mutual teaching”, “social economy”, “hygiene”, “jurisprudence”, etc.. The website contains PDF images of the newspapers and text translations for a better reading capacity. For L’Echo de la Fabrique (1831-1834), L’Echo des Travailleurs (1833-1834), L’Indicateur (1834-1835), La tribune Prolétaire (1834-1835) and Le Nouvel Echo de la Fabrique (15 août 1835) entirely digitised versions of the newspapers issues are available as PDF image files together with a text translation of the former for text mining activities. In the case of L’Union des Travailleurs (August & September1835) only the translation without an image of the newspaper is available. To view a single newspaper, one must click on a newspaper’s title logo on the home page, and then choose the year and required volume. Selecting the PDF “image version” on the left-hand side of the page is also possible. Newspapers can be searched by keyword, title, author, date, newspaper’s issue. The website offers also a very interesting digital collection of iconographic documents called Iconothèque with some views of the city of Lyon, Canuts interiors, 1834 events with meta-data information and references to the context of these primary sources.

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