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Jacques Pierre Brissot in America and France, 1788-1793 : in search of better worlds

Author: Bette Wyn Oliver
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines a decisive five-year period in the life of Jacques Pierre Brissot, one of the influential leaders of the French Revolution. An idealistic, somewhat naive journalist who became a member of the national assembly, Brissot championed the new American republic as an example for the French revolutionary government to follow. This book is not intended to serve as a biography of the Girondin leader, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliver, Bette Wyn, 1933-
Jacques Pierre Brissot in America and France, 1788-1793.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016031649
Named Person: J -P Brissot de Warville; J -P Brissot de Warville
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bette Wyn Oliver
ISBN: 9781498535335 149853533X
OCLC Number: 953363694
Description: xiii, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Early French perspectives of America --
Brissot in America, 1788 --
Great expectations, 1789-1790 --
Legislating change --
From monarchy to republic --
War, division, and terror --
Destruction of the dream.
Responsibility: Bette W. Oliver.

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The life of Jacques Pierre Brissot deserves to be much better known. As leader of the French Revolutionary group the Girondins, he played a central role in the early years of the Revolution, above Read more...

 
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