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By James F. McMillan

France and ladies, 1789-1914 is the 1st booklet to supply an authoritative account of women's background during the 19th century. James McMillan, writer of the seminal paintings Housewife or Harlot, bargains a big reinterpretation of the French earlier on the subject of gender all through those tumultuous a long time of revolution and war.
This ebook presents a tough dialogue of the standards which made French political tradition so profoundly sexist and specifically, it indicates that the various myths approximately development and emancipation linked to modernisation and the arrival of mass politics don't face up to shut scrutiny. It additionally unearths the conservative nature of the republican left and of the ingrained trust all through french society that ladies may still stay in the family sphere. James McMillan considers the function performed by way of French women and men within the politics, tradition and society in their kingdom in the course of the 1800s.

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