Synopses & Reviews
A phenomenon of the pre-industrial age, the Sans-Culottes--master craftsmen, shopkeepers, small merchants, domestic servants--were as hostile to the ideas of capitalist bourgeoisie as they were to those of the ancien regime which was overthrown in the first years of the Revolution. Here is a detailed portrait of who these people were and a sympathetic account of their moment in history.
'This book is. . .concerned with the study of the all-important social force within the revolutionary process in France between 1793 and 1794, during the period of the Jacobin dictatorship of Public Safety, that is to say, with the Paris of the sans-culottes, organized in forty-eight sections.'