French Revolution and Human Rights A Brief Documentary History

ISBN-10: 0312108028

ISBN-13: 9780312108021

Edition: 1996

Authors: Lynn Hunt

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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.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights
The Documents
Defining Rights before 1789
Natural Law as Defined by the Encyclopedia
Diderot, "Natural Law" 1755
Religious Toleration
Voltaire, Treatise on Toleration, 1763
Edict of Toleration, November 1787
Letter from Rabaut Saint Etienne on the Edict of Toleration, December 6, 1787
Zalkind Hourwitz, Vindication of the Jews, 1789
Antislavery Agitation
Abb� Raynal, From the Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, 1770
Condorcet, Reflections on Negro Slavery, 1781
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
"Petition of Women of the Third Estate to the King," January 1, 1789
Categories of Citizenship
Abb� Siey�s, What Is the Third Estate?, January, 1789
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 1789
Debates about the Declaration of Rights, July and August 1789
Marquis de Lafayette, July 11, 1789
Duke Mathieu de Montmorency, August 1, 1789
Malouet, August 1, 1789
The Declaration
"Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen," August 26, 1789
Debates over Citizenship and Rights during the Revolution
The Poor and the Propertied
Abb� Siey�s, Preliminary to the French Constitution, August 1789
Thouret, Report on the Basis of Political Eligibility, September 29, 1789
Speech of Robespierre Denouncing the New Conditions of Eligibility, October 22, 1789
Religious Minorities and Questionable Professions
The First Controversies
Brunet de Latuque, December 21, 1789
Count de Clermont Tonnerre, December 23, 1789
Abb� Maury, December 23, 1789
Letter from French Actors, December 24, 1789
Prince de Broglie, December 24, 1789
The Jewish Question
Petition of the Jews of Paris, Alsace, and Lorraine to the National Assembly, January 28, 1790
La Fare, Bishop Nancy, Opinion on the Admissibility of Jews to Full Civil and Political Rights, Spring 1790
Free Blacks and Slaves
The Abolition of Negro Slavery or Means for Ameliorating Their Lot, 1789
Motion Made by Vincent Og� the Youger to the Assembly of Colonists, 1789
Abb� Gr�goire, Memoir in Favor of the People of Color or Mixed-Race of Saint Domingue, 1789
Society of the Friends of Blacks, Address to the National Assembly in Favor of the Abolition of Slave Trade, February 5, 1790
Speech of Barnave, March 8, 1790
Kersaint, Discussion of Troubles in the Colonies, March 28, 1792
Decree of the National Convention of February 4, 1794, Abolishing Slavery in All the Colonies
Speech of Chaumette Celebrating the Abolition of Slavery, February 18, 1794
Condorcet, "On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship," July 1790
Etta Palm D'Aelders, Discourse on the Injustice of Laws in Favor of Men, at the Expense of Women, December 30, 1790
Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of Rights of Woman, September 1791
Prudhomme, "On the Influence of the Revolution on Women," February 12, 1791
Discussion of Citizenship under the Proposed New Constitution, April 29, 1793
Discussion of Women's Political Clubs and Their Suppression, October 29-30, 1793
Chaumette, Speech at the General Council of the City Government of Paris Denouncing Women's Political Activism, November 17, 1793
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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