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Author Elson Roessler, Shirley, 1942-

Title Out of the shadows : women and politics in the French Revolution, 1789-95 / Shirley Elson Roessler
Published New York : P. Lang, [1996]


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 MELB  944.04082 Els/Oot  AVAILABLE
Description x, 275 pages : illustrations, map, ; 23 cm
Series Studies in modern European history ; v. 14
Studies in modern European history ; v. 14
Contents Map of Paris (1790) -- Ch. I. The October Days. From Paris to Versailles. In the National Assembly. The Women Capture their King -- Ch. II. Women and Revolutionary Politics. Women and the Clubs. Olympe de Gouges and Theroigne de Mericourt. The Second Sex in the Second City -- Ch. III. Societe Des Citoyennes Republicaines Revolutionnaires. Origins. The Citoyennes Against the Girondins. The Summer of '93. The Mountain against the Citoyennes -- Ch. IV. The Year III. Introduction. Germinal. Prairial
Summary Out of the Shadows demonstrates the importance of the role of women in the French Revolution. It traces the growth of female political awareness and depicts the determination of women of the working class to participate in the life of the new nation despite their government's obstinate denial of the rights of citizenship. The author examines in detail the grassroots involvement of women in the affairs of the country right up until the avalanche of repressive legislation passed in the spring of 1795
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-260) and index
Subject Women -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Women revolutionaries -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Women's rights -- France -- History -- 18th century.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Women.
LC no. 94040970
ISBN 0820425656
0820440124 (paperback)