The Sans-Culottes: Proletarian Revolution in the French Revolution?

Mitch Abidor

The class will examine the role and social makeup of the sans-culottes, the most radical segment of the French nation between 1789-1796, and pose the question,  Could they have turned the Great French Revolution into the first proletarian revolution? We will also examine how the history of the French Revolution has itself been a political battlefield.