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Writing the RevolutionA French Woman's History in Letters$
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Lindsay A. H. Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199931026

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.001.0001

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“In Silence and in Shadow”

“In Silence and in Shadow”

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(p.141) Conclusion “In Silence and in Shadow”
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Writing the Revolution
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Lindsay A. H. Parker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.003.0009

The conclusion asks whether Rosalie had a Revolution. As she excluded the Revolution from her writing, she seems to have erased the event from her life as if it had never happened. This chapter argues, however, that she continued to see women as political. As she discussed family life and women’s roles, she invested mothers with her hope that they would keep republican virtues alive in the privacy of their homes, in preparation for another, better revolution. Jules, however, fully embraced the ideal of domesticity that separated women from politics and the public. The lives of Rosalie’s daughter and granddaughter were therefore much different than she would have imagined.

Keywords:   Domesticity, Bourgeoisie, Republicanism

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