Women and the Limits of Citizenship in the French Revolution by Olwen Hufton

By Olwen Hufton

The French plenty overwhelmingly supported the Revolution in 1789. monetary hassle, starvation, and debt mixed to place them solidly in the back of the leaders. yet among the people's expectancies and the politicians' interpretation of what was once had to build a brand new country lay an enormous chasm. Olwen H. Hufton explores the responses of 2 teams of operating girls – those in rural parts and people in Paris – to the revolution's aftermath.

Women have been denied citizenship within the new nation, yet they weren't apolitical. In Paris, collective girl task promoted a managed economic system as girls struggled to safe an enough provide of bread at an inexpensive rate. Rural ladies engaged in collective war of words to undermine govt non secular coverage which was once destroying the networks of conventional Catholic charity.

Hufton examines the motivations of those teams, the concepts they used to increase their respective motives, and the sour misogyinistic legacy of the republican culture which persevered into the 20th century.

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Women and the Limits of Citizenship in the French Revolution (Heritage)

The French lots overwhelmingly supported the Revolution in 1789. monetary problem, starvation, and debt mixed to place them solidly at the back of the leaders. yet among the people's expectancies and the politicians' interpretation of what was once had to build a brand new nation lay an unlimited chasm. Olwen H. Hufton explores the responses of 2 teams of operating ladies – those in rural components and people in Paris – to the revolution's aftermath.

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