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The Resource Between the queen and the cabby : Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman, John R. Cole, (electronic resource)

Between the queen and the cabby : Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman, John R. Cole, (electronic resource)

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Between the queen and the cabby : Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman
Title
Between the queen and the cabby
Title remainder
Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman
Statement of responsibility
John R. Cole
Title variation
Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Students of the French Revolution and of women's right are generally familiar with Olympe de Gouges's bold adaptation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. However, her Rights of Woman has usually been extracted from its literary context and studied without proper attention to the political consequences of 1791. In Between the Queen and the Cabby, John Cole provides the first full translation of de Gouges's Rights of Woman and the first systematic commentary on its declaration, its attempt to envision a non-marital partnership agreement, and its support for persons of colour. Cole compares and contrasts de Gouges's two texts, explaining how the original text was both her model and her foil. By adding a proposed marriage contract to her pamphlet, she sought to turn the ideas of the French Revolution into a concrete way of life for women. Further examination of her work as a playwright suggests that she supported equality not only for women but for slaves as well. Cole highlights the historical context of de Gouges's writing, going beyond the inherent sexism and misogyny of the time in exploring why her work did not receive the reaction or achieve the influential status she had hoped for. Read in isolation in the gender-conscious twenty-first century, de Gouges's Rights of Woman may seem ordinary. However, none of her contemporaries, neither the Marquis de Condorcet nor Mary Wollstonecraft, published more widely on current affairs, so boldly attempted to extend democratic principles to women, or so clearly related the public and private spheres. Read in light of her eventual condemnation by the Revolutionary Tribunal, her words become tragically foresighted: "Woman has the right to mount the Scaffold; she must also have that of mounting the Rostrum." --Publisher's website
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NLC
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1941-
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Cole, John R.
Dewey number
305.42092
LC call number
HQ1615.G68
LC item number
C65 2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1748-1793
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gouges, Olympe de
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas
Series volume
52
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  • Gouges, Olympe de
  • Gouges, Olympe de
  • France.
  • Feminists
  • Women's rights
  • France
  • Gouges, Olympe de
  • Gouges, Olympe de
  • Gouges, Olympe ((de))
  • France.
  • Féministes
  • Femmes
  • Frauenbewegung
  • France
  • Frankreich
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Between the queen and the cabby : Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman, John R. Cole, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Text includes a translation of: Droits de la femme=Rights of woman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-306) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A translation of The rights of woman -- The dedication. Gouges's devotion to the king and defence of the queen ; Marie-Antoinette's reputation and the counter-revolution -- The declaration. Gouges's patriotism and aristocratic sentiments prior to 1791 ; Gouges's declaration and that of the national assembly -- The postamble. The social contract between the man and the woman ; The rights of persons of colour and of blacks -- The addenda and a conclusion. The Addenda ; A conclusion:Gourge's feminism in the context of 1791 -- Appendix. Facsimile of Les droits de la femme
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000700978
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unknown
Isbn
9780773538863
Isbn Type
(hbk.: acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011410611
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000700978
Label
Between the queen and the cabby : Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman, John R. Cole, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Text includes a translation of: Droits de la femme=Rights of woman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-306) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A translation of The rights of woman -- The dedication. Gouges's devotion to the king and defence of the queen ; Marie-Antoinette's reputation and the counter-revolution -- The declaration. Gouges's patriotism and aristocratic sentiments prior to 1791 ; Gouges's declaration and that of the national assembly -- The postamble. The social contract between the man and the woman ; The rights of persons of colour and of blacks -- The addenda and a conclusion. The Addenda ; A conclusion:Gourge's feminism in the context of 1791 -- Appendix. Facsimile of Les droits de la femme
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000700978
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780773538863
Isbn Type
(hbk.: acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011410611
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000700978

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