History B 356
France in 1774 (slides)

Protest and Privilege

Background Reading
Censer and Hunt, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, pp. 1-9, 24-25.

Discussion: Buying Bread, Buying Bandages
first optional assignment due in class, Sept. 11-13

Colin Jones, "The Great Chain of Buying: Medical Advertisement, the Bourgeois Public Sphere, and the Origins of the French Revolution," American Historical Review 101:1 (Feb. 1996), pp. 13-40, available in the library and on-line via JSTOR.

Steven L. Kaplan, "The Famine Plot Persuasion," Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Ser., Vol. 72, No. 3 (1982), pp. 1-79, available on-line via JSTOR. This is long, and you may find it difficult; at the very least, please read pages 1-5, 52-72.

Further Reading
Cynthia Bouton, The Flour War: Gender, Class, and Community in Late Ancien Regime France (1993).

John Brewer and Roy Porter, eds., Consumption and the World of Goods (1993).

David Garrioch, The Making of Revolutionary Paris (2002).

Olwen Hufton, Europe, Privilege and Protest: 1730-1789 (1980).

Steven L. Kaplan, Bread, Politics, and Political Economy in the Reign of Louis XV (1976).

Annik Pardailhé-Galabrun, The Birth of Intimacy (1991).

Aileen Ribeiro, Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe (1984).

Daniel Roche, The People of Paris (1987).

Hilton L. Root, The Fountain of Privilege: Political Foundations of Markets in Old Regime France and England (1994), available on-line.

Michael Sonenscher, Work and Wages : Natural Law, Politics, and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades (1990)

French maps
Historical and contemporary maps of France, French cities, and the French Empire
18th-cy dress
Eighteenth-century clothing

tobacco in early-modern Europe
Larmassin, "The Café Keeper's Costume" -website on smoking in the 1700s

18th-cy furniture
Eighteenth-century French furniture (at the Metropolitan Museum (New York), not what most people had at home!)