The Sans-Culottes
The Popular Movement and Revolutionary Government, 1793-1794
Albert Soboul
Translated by Remy Inglis Hall


A phenomenon of the pre-industrial age, the Sans-Culottes--master craftsmen, shopkeepers, small merchants, domestic servants--were as hostile to the ideas of capitalist bourgeoisie as they were to those of the ancien regime which was overthrown in the first years of the Revolution. Here is a detailed portrait of who these people were and a sympathetic account of their moment in history.