french revolution

We have selected Liberty, Equality, Fraternity as the world's very best website on the French Revolution.

The Liberty, Equality, Fraternity website is a collaboration of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project at City University of New York. It was funded by grants from the Florence Gould Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The website contains more than 300 primary documents, 250 images, 13 songs, 13 maps, a French Revolution timeline, a French Revolution glossary, and 12 topical essays. 

The Essays are intended to provide general introduction to the more detailed source material. Their titles include: Social Causes of the Revolution, Monarchy Embattled, The Enlightenment and Human Rights, Paris and the Politics of Rebellion, Women and the French Revolution, The Monarch Falls, and War, Terror and Resistance.

There are icons in the margin of each essay. By clicking on these the user can reach relevant primary source documents, including images, texts, maps, and songs.

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