Fair Shares for All: Jacobin Egalitarianism in Practice

Fair Shares for All: Jacobin Egalitarianism in Practice

by Jean-Pierre Gross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521563186

ISBN-13: 9780521563185

Pub. Date: 12/05/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This revisionist study challenges those readings of the French Revolution that see it as inherently violent and intolerant, often in terms of the Terror alone, and explores the egalitarian policies pursued in the provinces. The mainstream Jacobin agenda held out the promise of "fair shares" and equal opportunities for all in a private ownership market economy.

Overview

This revisionist study challenges those readings of the French Revolution that see it as inherently violent and intolerant, often in terms of the Terror alone, and explores the egalitarian policies pursued in the provinces. The mainstream Jacobin agenda held out the promise of "fair shares" and equal opportunities for all in a private ownership market economy. Moreover it sought to achieve social justice without jeopardizing human rights. Thus it tended to complement, rather than undermine, the liberal, individualist program of the Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521563185
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/05/1996
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Jacobin mainstream and the Robespierrist conspiracy; 2. The family ethos and the common happiness; 3. Food rationing, collectivism and the market economy; 4. Land tenure, shelter and the right of ownership; 5. Progressive taxation and the fair distribution of wealth; 6. Jobs for all and to each a fair deal; 7. A place at school and a time for rejoicing.

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