Women of the French Revolution

By Winfred Stephens,

Book cover of Women of the French Revolution

Book description

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

This work is in the "public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Women of the French Revolution as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Women played a major role in the French Revolution. Providing fuel for the core of the revolution, the female sans-culottes, poissardes, and other working-class women were instrumental in shaping the events and opinions of the revolutionaries such as Robespierre and Danton.

During the revolution, prominent women became agitators, hosted politically influential salons, led several major revolutionary clubs, wrote contemporary political position papers, organized and led women in para-military groups, and murdered key revolutionaries. The women of the French Revolution were no “shrinking violets.”

Ms. Stephens’s book is an excellent introduction to the various women who influenced the revolutionaries on a…

Want books like Women of the French Revolution?

Our community of 11,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Women of the French Revolution.

Browse books like Women of the French Revolution

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre, and the working class?

11,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre, and the working class.

The French Revolution Explore 131 books about the French Revolution
Maximilien Robespierre Explore 16 books about Maximilien Robespierre
The Working Class Explore 106 books about the working class