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The Sans-Culottes : The Popular Movement and Revolutionary Government, 1793-1794 - Albert Soboul

The Sans-Culottes

The Popular Movement and Revolutionary Government, 1793-1794

By: Albert Soboul, Remy Inglis Hall (Translator)

Paperback Published: 21st February 1981
ISBN: 9780691007823
Number Of Pages: 320

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A phenomenon of the pre-industrial age, the Sans-Culottes--master craftsmen, shopkeepers, small merchants, domestic servants--were as hostile to the ideas of capitalist bourgeoisie as they were to those of the ancien regime which was overthrown in the first years of the Revolution. Here is a detailed portrait of who these people were and a sympathetic account of their moment in history.

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"I know of no book as good as this that brings the revolutionary masses so vividly to light."--The New York Times Book Review

Forewordp. xv
Introduction: Bourgeois Revolution and Popular Activityp. xvii
The Revolutionary Calendarp. xxxv
The Parisian Sections (map)p. xxxvi
Historical Table of the Parisian Sectionsp. xxxvii
Popular Masses and Militant Sans-Culottes: Their Attitudes and Social Compositionp. 1
The popular consciousness of social antagonismsp. 2
Statistical Datap. 25
The Social Aspirations of the Paris Sans-Culottesp. 47
From the Right to Existence to "Equal Incomes"p. 47
From "Equal Incomes" to Restrictions on Property Rightsp. 52
The Sans-Culottes and Commercial Capitalp. 64
Popular Fiscal Lawp. 72
The Rights to Equal Work Opportunity and to Assistancep. 81
The Right to Educationp. 85
The Political Inclinations of the Parisian Sans-Culottesp. 95
Popular Sovereigntyp. 95
The Control and Recall of Elected Officersp. 106
The Permanence and Autonomy of the Sectionsp. 118
Insurrectionp. 128
Popular Politics in Actionp. 135
Publicity, "The People's Protector"p. 136
Unity as a Guarantee of Victoryp. 144
Violencep. 158
The Political Organization of the Paris Sans-Culottesp. 163
The Sectional Assembliesp. 164
Sectional Committees and Their Officersp. 179
From Popular Societies to Sectional Societiesp. 193
Daily Life among Militant Sans-Culottesp. 223
Conclusion: On the Popular Movement and Revolutionary Government: A Summary of Political Contradictionsp. 251
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780691007823
ISBN-10: 0691007829
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st February 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.22  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.42