Professor Woloch shows that Jacobinism survived and forcefully developed into a constitutional party under the conservative Directorial republic. The Jacobin legacy was a mode of political activism—the local political club—and a constellation of attitudes which might be called the "democratic persuasion." By focusing on the nature of this persuasion and the way that it was articulated in the Neo-Jacobin clubs, the author provides a fresh perspective on the history of Jacobinism, and on the fate of the Directorial republic.
Originally published in 1970.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- PREFACE, pg. vii
- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. xi
- CONTENTS, pg. xiii
- Concordance of the Republican and Gregorian Calendars, pg. xv
- PART ONE. ORIGINS AND TESTING, pg. 1
- PART TWO. RESURGENCE, pg. 81
- PART THREE. CONFRONTATION: THE ELECTIONS OF 1798, pg. 239
- PART FOUR. TOWARDS BRUMAIRE, pg. 345
- APPENDICES, pg. 401
- NOTE ON SOURCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 417
- INDEX, pg. 441