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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

This site introduces the extraordinary events of the French Revolution, from its origins in eighteenth-century French society through its legacies in the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte and after. Read essays by Jack Censer and Lynn Hunt that survey the Revolution’s major themes, or examine the rich archive of more than 600 primary sources, organized by category and searchable by keyword, type, and theme. This site was produced by ASHP/CML and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, with support from the Florence Gould Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A book and CD-ROM of the same name are available from Penn State University Press. The CD-ROM, available as a standalone from ASHP/CML, contains all the resources available on the website with additional multimedia overviews.

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