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THE FRENCH REVOLUTION-- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library Revised January 23, 2001
See also:
History
General History of Europe

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 
Woloch, Isser. "French Revolution". v. 7 Taylor, George V. "French Revolution". v. 12

REFERENCE BOOKS

 Ref. 909 M613 V.2 Landmarks of World Civilizations from 1500 to the Present  This books contains outside readings and study questions for the following:
Two Documents of the French Revolution: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789.
Ref. 940 M194 v.1 Great Events from History, Modern European Series Volume 1
This series lists principal personages, event summaries, summaries of important literature and lists of additional outside readings. It is a very good place to start when researching these topics:
  • Calling of the States General by Louis XVI
  • Oath of the Tennis Court\
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Civil Constitution of the Clergy
  • Execution of Louis XVI
Ref. 909 S 675 v.1
    Panorama of the Past Volume I: Ancient Times to 1815 
    Chapter 10: Era of the French Revolution
  • Abuses of the Old Regime
  • The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 1789
  • Edmumd Burke Denounces the French Revolution, 1790
  • Thomas Paine Defends Republican Principles, 1791
  • The Nation in Arms: Levee en Massse, 1793
  • The Reign of Terror
Ref 941 H673 v.8
    History of the English Speaking Peoples Volume VIII
    This is Sir Winston Churchill's view of history from a British perspective. It is extremely well illustrated and includes lengthy chapters on the following:
  • France, the Cost of Revenge
  • America and the French Revolution
  • The French Revolution I
  • The Monarchy Restricted
  • The Year of Hope
  • Europe's Reaction
  • The French Revolution 2
  • England in the Age of REvolution
  • The Road to Regicide
  • Leaders of the RevolutionF
  • France Confronted
Ref. 909 D951 v. 10 Rousseau and Revolution
Will and Ariel Durant have written this lengthy, well detailed account of personalities and events during the French Revolution. It is part of their series: The Story of Civilization. The book is 1091 pages long, and includes an index and an extensive bibliography.
Ref 905 A615 1991 v.2 Annual Editions Reprints: 
These contain reprints from history journals. Articles are usually between 5-10 pages long.
Western Civilization Volume II
 Article 15: The French Revolution in the Minds of Men
Ref. 905 A6147 1990 World History Volume II
 Article 15: What Was Revolutionary About the French Revolution?

Jackdaws

Each Jackdaw contains reproductions of original documents, summaries of events, and "think for yourself:" activities: The French Revolution

Documents on Microfilm

The Keeley Library has an extensive collection of documents on microfilm. Each has ideas for projects and student activities included in a handbook near the Reference Desk. Microfilm can now be viewed but not printed. Teachers may still find the activities useful, and some way might be found to print some of the selections elsewhere until a suitable printer is obtained. Documents that might be useful for this projects are:
sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate additional  items in our library network, search our New WebCat™
SAILS libraries have over 100 books about the French Revolution. The Keeley Library owns 11 of them, and can place holds of the others for you.

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001