French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History / Edition 1

French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History / Edition 1

by Lynn Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312108028

ISBN-13: 9780312108021

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This brief documentary history includes 38 documents that explore the issue of rights and citizenship in Revolutionary France and the movement that helped define modern notions of civil rights.  See more details below

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This brief documentary history includes 38 documents that explore the issue of rights and citizenship in Revolutionary France and the movement that helped define modern notions of civil rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312108021
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART ONE. INTRODUCTION: THE REVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

PART TWO. THE DOCUMENTS

1. Defining Rights before 1789
Natural Law as Defined by the Encyclopedia
1. Diderot, "Natural Law" 1755
Religious Toleration
2. Voltaire, Treatise on Toleration, 1763
3. Edict of Toleration, November 1787
4. Letter from Rabaut Saint Etienne on the Edict of Toleration, December 6, 1787
5. Zalkind Hourwitz, Vindication of the Jews, 1789
Antislavery Agitation
6. Abbé Raynal, From the Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, 1770
7. Condorcet, Reflections on Negro Slavery, 1781
8. Society of the Friends of Blacks, Discourse on the Necessity of Establishing in Paris a Society for. . .the Abolition of the Slave Trade and of Negro Slavery, 1788
Women Begin to Agitate for Rights
9. "Petition of Women of the Third Estate to the King," January 1, 1789
Categories of Citizenship
10. Abbé Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate?, January, 1789

2. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 1789
Debates about the Declaration of Rights, July and August 1789
11. Marquis de Lafayette, July 11, 1789
12. Duke Mathieu de Montmorency, August 1, 1789
13. Malouet, August 1, 1789
The Declaration
14. "Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen," August 26, 1789

3. Debates over Citizenship and Rights during the Revolution
The Poor and the Propertied
15. Abbé Sieyès, Preliminary to the French Constitution, August 1789
16. Thouret, Report on the Basis of Political Eligibility, September 29, 1789
17. Speech of Robespierre Denouncing the New Conditions of Eligibility, October 22, 1789
Religious Minorities and Questionable Professions
The First Controversies
18. Brunet de Latuque, December 21, 1789
19. Count de Clermont Tonnerre, December 23, 1789
20. Abbé Maury, December 23, 1789
21. Letter from French Actors, December 24, 1789
22. Prince de Broglie, December 24, 1789
The Jewish Question
23. Petition of the Jews of Paris, Alsace, and Lorraine to the National Assembly, January 28, 1790
24. La Fare, Bishop Nancy, Opinion on the Admissibility of Jews to Full Civil and Political Rights, Spring 1790
25. Admission of Jews to Rights of Citizenship, September 27, 1791
Free Blacks and Slaves
26. The Abolition of Negro Slavery or Means for Ameliorating Their Lot, 1789
27. Motion Made by Vincent Ogé the Youger to the Assembly of Colonists, 1789
28. Abbé Grégoire, Memoir in Favor of the People of Color or Mixed-Race of Saint Domingue, 1789
29. Society of the Friends of Blacks, Address to the National Assembly in Favor of the Abolition of Slave Trade, February 5, 1790
30. Speech of Barnave, March 8, 1790
31. Kersaint, Discussion of Troubles in the Colonies, March 28, 1792
32. Decree of the National Convention of February 4, 1794, Abolishing Slavery in All the Colonies
33. Speech of Chaumette Celebrating the Abolition of Slavery, February 18, 1794
Women
34. Condorcet, "On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship," July 1790
35. Etta Palm D'Aelders, Discourse on the Injustice of Laws in Favor of Men, at the Expense of Women, December 30, 1790
36. Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of Rights of Woman, September 1791
37. Prudhomme, "On the Influence of the Revolution on Women," February 12, 1791
38. Discussion of Citizenship under the Proposed New Constitution, April 29, 1793
39. Discussion of Women's Political Clubs and Their Suppression, October 29-30, 1793
40. Chaumette, Speech at the General Council of the City Government of Paris Denouncing Women's Political Activism, November 17, 1793

APPENDICES
Chronology
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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