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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, With 12 Topical Essays, 250 Images, 350 Text Documents, 13 Songs, 13 Maps, a Timeline, and a Glossary. Explore Browse Search About This Site Teaching Credits New: Imaging the French Revolution This site with more than 600 primary documents is a collaboration of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) and American Social History Project (City University of New York), supported by grants from the Florence Gould Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities

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Provides an accessible and lively introduction of the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution. by nda_librarian Apr 30

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