Women and the Limits of Citizenship in the French Revolution

TitleWomen and the Limits of Citizenship in the French Revolution
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsHufton, Olwen H.
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
CityToronto
Abstract

The French masses overwhelmingly supported the Revolution in 1789. Economic hardship, hunger, and debt combined to put them solidly behind the leaders. But between the people's expectations and the politicians' interpretation of what was needed to construct a new state lay a vast chasm. Olwen H. Hufton explores the responses of two groups of working women – those in rural areas and those in Paris – to the revolution's aftermath. [University of Toronto Press]

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