World History: The French Revolution: The Power of the People, 1st Edition

  • Karen Diane Haywood
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560521
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560529
  • DDC: 944.04
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Economic inequality and abuse of power by the reigning government were two major factors in the outbreak of the French Revolution. The French peasants anger about these issues was so great that they turned to extreme violence, killing anyone who voiced dissent with the revolutionary cause. Informative sidebars and primary sources are presented alongside the engaging main text to help illustrate the danger of allowing social and economic disparity to remain unaddressed by governing bodies. A fact-filled timeline highlights key events before, during, and after the revolution.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Setting the Scene: A Timeline.
Introduction: Man May Be Free, if He Resolves to Be So.
1: Revolutionary Origins.
2: Political Awakening of 1789.
3: Bloody Revolution.
4: Spontaneous and Calculated Bloodshed.
5: Revolution in Crisis.
6: Revolutionary Culture and Society.
7: The End of the Revolution: The Rise of Napoléon.
8: Epilogue: Coming to Terms with the French Revolution.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.