Units 3/4 - Revolutions
Revolution: Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
Site created by Paul Halsall, Fordham University. Last revised in
1999. Part of the Internet Modern History Sourcebook Project, designed
as "collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical
texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout)
for educational use." Contents includes electronic transcriptions
and weblinks relating to: The French Revolution - lead up, Liberal
and Radical Revolution; responses to the revolution; a section devoted
to Napoleon and the Napoleonic wars. Includes eyewitness accounts,
philosophical texts, and extracts from contemporary memoirs.
Each of the sections contain carefully selected primary texts or
images relating to the theme.
The French Revolution 1789-1799
Free student resource with an easy to navigate structure. Starts
with a summary, places the Revolution in it's historical context,
highlights the main terms, people and events and provides a timeline.
The main events are then analysed : the Ancient Regime, financial
crisis, eve of the revolution, estates general and national assembly,
Bastille and Constitutional Monarchy, role of peasants and women,
first stage of the revolution, war, second stage of the revolution,
reign of terror, Thermidorean reaction, Directory, Napoleon and
the end of the Revolution (1799). Concludes with a study questions,
a test, and list for further reading.
fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
One of the best sites on the French Revolution, authored by Lynn
Hunt of UCLA and Jack Censer of George Mason University. The site
itself is a collaboration of the Center for History and New Media
(George Mason University) and the American Social History Project
(City University of New York) supported by grants from the Florence
Gould Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities
12 authoritative essays on important ideas or events during the
Revolution (social causes, enlightenment and human rights, monarchy
embattled, women, war, terror and resistance, the Napoleonic experience,
songs, legacies of the Revolution). Also includes an extraordinary
archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from
the Revolution, including 338 texts, songs, 245 images, 13 maps,
a timeline and a glossary of terms.
or Death: A Provocative Exploration of the French Revolution
A student site from Thinkquest. designed to elaborate on many aspects
of the French Revolution. It covers why and how the Revolution occurred,
how it was lived, celebrated, resisted, condemned, and suffered
by men and women whose hopes and aspirations were hardly different
from their 20th-century counterparts.
French revolution : a chronology
Chronology of events, with some interesting additional links to
primary source documents and links to important figures in the Revolution.
The main chronology has some hyperlinks to additional information
on events such as the fall of the Bastille, the Tennis Court Oath
and the September massacres. This chronology is part of a wider
project of plotting a "Web chronology Major World Events".
College Lecture Notes: The French Revolution
Excellent university-designed site offering a very good overview
of the French Revolution. Includes an introduction to the topic,
a large number of links to multimedia images and primary or secondary
source documents. Created to support student at Brooklyn College
with their history course, this site has lecture note style points
covering topics from the causes of the revolution up until the death
of Napoleon. Also includes a web exercise and discussion questions.
The History Guide: Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History
A series of three lectures
The origin of the French Revolution
The French Revolution: The Moderate Stage, 1789-1792
French Revolution: The Radical Stage, 1792-1794
These pages have been created by Steven Kreis for the History Guide,
a project aimed at undergraduate and high school students to "better
prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time
in class more enjoyable and proficient." The three lectures
above listed have excellent information on the periods in question,
with images and additional links to many of the topics contained
Carefully chosen selection of links relating to the Russian Revolution
- general overviews, specific links to the February and October
Revolutions, the civil war and after, key characters, political
parties and movements, lessons and commentaries, and related links
in Russian history.
Modern History Sourcebook: The Russian Revolution
Russian Revolution of 1917
Coursenotes from Professor Gerhard Rempel, Western New England College
History Guide: Lectures on 20th Century History
Excellent lecture notes by Steven Kries for the History Guide. Lectures
5 & 6 serve as a narrative history of the Russian Revolution
from February to October 1917.
Guide - Russian Revolution Resources
From Revolution to Counter-Revolution
By Ted Wood.