In this Book

summary
Jeffry Kaplow investigates the effects of the French Revolution on life in Elbeuf, a textile town in Normandy, through a social-historical lens. A careful study of local demographic, fiscal, and tax records allows him to reconstruct the social structure of Elbeuf's population on the eve of the French Revolution and to make claims about its economy, which was based on wool production. Somewhat unusually, there was no strong noble or clerical presence in Elbeuf, which was dominated by wool manufacturers. Despite the destabilizing effects of the Revolution, which included an economic downturn and an inflamed sense of grievance among less wealthy local constituencies, the bourgeoisie retained its grip on power in Elbeuf and its environs throughout this period. With the support of extensive archival evidence, Kaplow goes to great lengths to model the particular social and economic conditions that allowed this town to avoid succumbing to the tumult of the Revolution and to undergo, in fact, so little change compared with most municipalities of the country.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. New Copyright
  2. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Series Page
  2. p. 1
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Half Title
  2. p. 3
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Title Page
  2. p. 5
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Copyright
  2. p. 6
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Dedication
  2. p. 7
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 9-11
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contents
  2. p. 13
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. 15-16
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Half Title 1
  2. p. 17
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 1. Elbeuf: The Town and the Industry
  2. pp. 19-51
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 2. The Social Structure of Elbeuf, 1770–89
  2. pp. 52-99
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 3. Economic Problems and Industrial Development During the Revolution
  2. pp. 100-153
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 4. The Political Structure of Elbeuf
  2. pp. 154-186
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. 5. Politics and the Revolution in Elbeuf
  2. pp. 187-259
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 260-263
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 265-275
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Index
  2. pp. 276-278
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Series List
  2. p. i
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download
  1. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science
  2. pp. iii-x
  3. open access
    • View HTML View
    • Download PDF Download

Additional Information

ISBN
9781421434056
Related ISBN
9781421434049
MARC Record
OCLC
1122726233
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.