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The Women Incendiaries tells the inspirational story of women who played a leading role in the Paris Commune, one of history's greatest moments of social upheaval. This is the first paperback edition of this vital, remarkable book.

Edith Thomas was a French writer whose books include a biography of Paris Commune leader Louise Michel.

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The Women Incendiaries <p><em>The Women Incendiaries</em> tells the often overlooked story of the crucial role played by women during the Paris Commune of 1871, one of history's most important experiments in working-class democracy. <br /><br />Women played a courageous role in defending the Commune, while at the same time challenging the limitations placed on women in French society. Louise Michel was one of them. Facing trial after her arrest, Michel told the court, "Since it seems that every heart that beats for freedom has no right to anything but a little slug of lead, I demand my share. if you let me live, I shall never cease to cry for vengeance." Michel was sentenced to exile for her role in the Commune. But she was not forgotten. When she finally retruned in November 1880 to Paris, ten thousand workers greeted her at the train station.<br /><br />This is the first paperback edition of this vital, remarkable book.</p> <p> </p> <div> <p class="description_box"><strong>Author:</strong> <a title="Edith Thomas" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/sv/search?controller=search&amp;orderby=position&amp;orderway=desc&amp;search_query=Edith+Thomas+&amp;submit_search=S%C3%B6k"><span style="color: #df1f23;"><span style="color: #df1f23;">Edith Thomas</span></span> </a><br /><strong>Language:</strong> English<br /><strong>Format:</strong> Book (pb)<br /><strong>Pages: </strong>280<br /><strong>Released:</strong>  2007-05-01<br /><strong>Publisher:</strong> <a title="Haymarket Books" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/en/55_haymarket-books"><span style="color: #df1f23;"><span style="color: #df1f23;">Haymarket Books</span></span></a><br /><strong>Dimensions:</strong> <span>9781931859462</span><br /><strong>Weight: </strong> 340 g<br /><strong>ISBN:</strong> <span>9781931859462</span></p> </div>
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The Women Incendiaries tells the often overlooked story of the crucial role played by women during the Paris Commune of 1871, one of history's most important experiments in working-class democracy.

Women played a courageous role in defending the Commune, while at the same time challenging the limitations placed on women in French society. Louise Michel was one of them. Facing trial after her arrest, Michel told the court, "Since it seems that every heart that beats for freedom has no right to anything but a little slug of lead, I demand my share. if you let me live, I shall never cease to cry for vengeance." Michel was sentenced to exile for her role in the Commune. But she was not forgotten. When she finally retruned in November 1880 to Paris, ten thousand workers greeted her at the train station.

This is the first paperback edition of this vital, remarkable book.

 

Author: Edith Thomas
Language: English
Format: Book (pb)
Pages: 280
Released:  2007-05-01
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Dimensions: 9781931859462
Weight:  340 g
ISBN: 9781931859462

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The Women Incendiaries

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The Women Incendiaries tells the inspirational story of women who played a leading role in the Paris Commune, one of history's greatest moments of social upheaval. This is the first paperback edition of this vital, remarkable book.

Edith Thomas was a French writer whose books include a biography of Paris Commune leader Louise Michel.

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