The Working Classes in Revolutionary France

The Working People

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What about the working classes?

What did they do anyway?


 Okay, sure, they worked.

Occupations in nineteenth century France were strictly segregated by sex. While men had a wide variety of occupations, women who worked found their occupational opportunities somewhat more limited.


 But there's more to life than work.

The people of the working classes also had to deal with the aspects of everyday life that affect all people everywhere, such as food, shelter, clothing, and family.


 And they got to have fun.

They went to cafes, and even went out to the theater and the opera.


They even had special occasions

That's right. The working class had holidays, and marriages, and births, and deaths.