Mizzou WGST 3570 - Women in the French Revolution (6 pages)

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Wgst 3570 - European Women in the 19th Century

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Women in the French Revolution 09 11 2014 Background 1788 1789 Calling of the Estates General Cahiers de Doleances Toward Revolution Summer and Fall of 1789 Bastile July 1789 March on Versailles October 1789 1789 1792 Constitutional inequities Citizenship Political Clubs Salons Class and Gender distinctions Jacobin Regime The Terror 1793 Closing of political clubs Silencing of women Imprisonment and execution of o Politically active women Women can exercise their political rights Relegation of working women to o Family Conclusion Liberty vs Equality o Nature of women s political activities In the Revolution intersection of class and gender French Revolution is not a true Revolution Political Realization Women should have a say because their sons are fighting in the war Background 1788 1789 09 11 2014 Calling of the Estates General First time they had met French was becoming an absolute monarch o power came from God o do not ask nobles for anything American revolution cost French a fortune and they were in a financial crisis 3 estates o those who fight nobility those who pray clergy those who work from butcher to slave trader 1788 a year in which they wondered how the estates were going to work o moment of real politicization Cahiers de Dol ances Book of complaints Estates wanted to know what everyone s complaints are Emphasized physical equality o All the lords have a specific amount of money and wanted it limited to the second estate Bourgousie wanted equality as citizens Women would collect these o Group of sewers weavers Women relied on political rhetoric to express their desires If our women s lively work isn t protected then they will be prostitutes Wanted free education Classformation relationship to the means of production o This definition of class shaped political demands for women Meeting of the Estate General o Meeting got nothing accomplished Talked about how votes each estate would get Toward Revolution Summer and Fall 1789 09 11 2014 Bastile July 1789



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