Young Breton women were for a long time the stereotypical domestic servants in Paris. In this lecture, Leslie Moch explores their migratory path from rural Brittany to settlement in the French capital, and looks at the roles that work and religion, strategies of adaptation, and the organizations they create play in defending their interests and helping them to claim their rights. Professor of history at Michigan State University, Moch specializes in European migration. Trained as a historian of France, she has written extensively on France and Western Europe and the history of migration in Russia. She is the author of The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris; Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650; and, most recently, Broad is My Native Land: Repertories and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s 20th Century, coauthored with Lewis Siegelbaum.
Serving Paris, Serving the World: Gender, Domestics, and Migration
A lecture by Leslie Moch
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Nov. 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM