Declaration of the Rights of Man versus Declaration of the Rights
of Woman

Primary Source Project for Chapter Ten

Citations

"Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen by the National Convention (26 August 1789)." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 260-261. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Originally in "Declaration of the Rights of Man." In Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History, Volume I, no 5, The French Revolution. Edited by James Harvey Robinson, pp. 6–8. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1897. In French here.

"Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Citizenesse by Olympe de Gouges (1791)." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 261-262. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Adapted from the above and Gouges, Olympe de. ‘‘Les droits de la femme’’ (Reprod.), Bibliothèque national de France, 15 October 2007. Accessed 14 July 2014.<http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k426138/f5.image>.
[Another original version here]

Link to full texts of both here.

Further Links and materials for study

A painting of the rights: <http://www.carnavalet.paris.fr/fr/collections/declaration-des-droits-de-l-homme-et-du-citoyen>. (last accessed 17 January 2018).

A poster of the rights: <http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b69480451>. (last accessed 17 January 2018).

Testimony from the trial of Olympe de Gouges: <http://www.historyteacher.net/APEuroCourse/Readings-Open/Reading-FrRevol-TrialOfDeGouges-1793-94.htm>. (last accessed 17 January 2018).

A brief history: <http://www.18thcenturycommon.org/tags/olympe-de-gouges/>. (last accessed 17 January 2018).

Lewis, Jone Johnson. "Olympe de Gouges and the Rigts of Woman: women's Right in the French Revolution." Thought.Co. 19 April 2017. <https://www.thoughtco.com/olympe-de-gouges-rights-of-woman-3529894> (last accessed 17 January 2018).

Censer, Jack and Lynn Hunt. "Enlightenment and Human Rights." Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution. <http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/chap3a.html> (last accessed 17 January 2018).

Sosolik, Emily. "Woman, Wake Up! Know Your Rights: The French Revolution, the Declaration, and Olympe de Gouges's Rights of Woman." ZETEO. 21 November 2016. <http://zeteojournal.com/2016/11/21/french-revolution-declaration-gouges-rights-women/> (last accessed 17 January 2018).

 

Last Updated: 17 January 2018