Flora Tristan, Utopian Feminist

Flora Tristan, Utopian Feminist : Her Travel Diaries and Personal Crusade

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The entries not only illuminate the career of a remarkable woman, but yield insights into the early industrial system of the 1830s and 1840s." -Library JournalA child of both the French and Industrial revolutions, Flora Tristan (1803-1844) became a bold social critic and political activist. Assuming personal freedoms enjoyed by few women contemporaries, she devoted herself to the cause of universal justice. Tristan traveled widely and tirelessly strived to organize French men and women workers. Several of her writings are here translated into English for the first time.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 385.56g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253207665
  • 9780253207661
  • 1,666,524

About Deceased Doris Beik

DORIS BEIK, who died in May 1988, was a librarian at Columbia University and Swarthmore College. Her work as a translator includes Madame de Stael's Ten Years of Exile. PAUL BEIK is Centennial Professor Emeritus in the History Department at Swarthmore College. His published work includes The French Revolution Seen from the Right; Louis Philippe and the July Monarchy (with Doris Beik), and Modern Europe: A History since 1500 (with Laurence Lafore).show more

Table of contents

PrefaceCHAPTER ONE from Women Travelers (1835)Women TravelersCHAPTER TWOTo the PeruviansOutbreak of a Peruvian RevolutionCamp FollowersScenes from a Civil WarA Sugar RefineryThe Women of LimaCHAPTER THREE The BallA Romantic EncounterA Fated Alliancefrom A Proletarian's StoryThe Women of the FutureHopeCHAPTER FOUR from Promenades in London (1840)The Monster CityA Visit to teh Houses of ParliamentFactory WorkersProstituesA Visit to a Progressive PenitenitiarySaint Giles Parish (The Irish Quarter)The Jewish QuarterThe Races at Ascot HeathEnglish WomenMen's ClubsCHAPTER FIVE from Workers' Union (1843)To All Workers, Men and WomenHow to Constitute the Working ClassWhy I Mention WomenResume of the Ideas Contained in This BookCHAPTER SIX from The Tour of France (1843-44)Early Overtures to Parisian WorkersThe Riverboat to AuxerreInterview with the Bishop Of DijonIntuition at Lyon: The Impossible TaskVisit to a HospitalSilk Workers and Other TradesRadical Thoughts while Visitying Lyon ChurchesThe Croix-Rousse Working-Class QuarterSoldiers in a Cafe in Saint-Etienne'Confrontation with a Hostile JournalistThe People of AvignonAt the Port ofMarseille: First ImpressionsToulon, with changes of MoodReturn to MarseilleThe Bishop of NimesThe Washerwomen of NimesThe Relevance of 1789The Watch StoryA Police StoryChHAPTER SEVEN Flora Tristan's Legacy:Final Sketches for the preface and Dedication of her intended BookSELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXshow more

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