Another group of activists whom Historians have also examined are the militant women of the Revolution. In their article “Women and Militant Citizenship in Paris,” Darline Gay Levy and Harriet B. Applewhite examine the participation of women in political life during the Revolution and they argue that this participation laid the foundation for women’s...
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...epresentations inherited from the nineteenth century.” She claims that “studying women during the Revolution allows us to enrich our comprehension of the revolutionary phenomenon.” She utilizes police records to find traces of the ordinary, working-class women, who Godineau argues were:
stirred by all their human richness and complexity, their dreams and their wounds in which family relations often held a large place. Movement and violence, precariousness and solidarity, Revolution and daily life can be found in the realm of sentiment as well as in the theater of urban life.
For Godineau, the question of citizenship remains at the core of relations between women and the Revolution. She argues that although few women claimed full political rights during the Revolution, they nonetheless demonstrated citizenship through their participation in the political space.
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