Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution


This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important andparadoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the maleleaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation,they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. At the same time thatwomen were banned from the political sphere, "woman" was transformed into anallegorical figure which became the very symbol of (masculine) Liberty andEquality. This volume analyzes how the revolutionary process constructed a newgender system at the foundation of modern liberal culture.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Joan B. Landes
  • Kathryn Norberg
  • Mary Jacobus
  • Darline Gay Levy
  • Harriet B. Applewhite
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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