Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7 Books about Women and the French Revolution

From royalty to seamstresses to prominent Salon hostesses, women played a significant role in the events and even politics of the French Revolution. I've complied a list of 7 books about women and the French Revolution--if you're looking for biographies, don't fret! That list is coming later on this month.

Compelled to Witness: Women's Memoirs of the French Revolution by Marilyn Yalom (2015 edition; initially published as Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory)

Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution by Sara E. Melzer and Leslie W. Rabine

Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France by Lucy Moore

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

The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution by Dominique Godineau and Katherine Streip

Women of the French Revolution by Linda Kelly

Out of the Shadows: Women and Politics in the French Revolution, 1789-95 by Shirley Elson Roessler

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