Bastille Day Resources…

This day marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

Bastille Day is quickly approaching and we don’t want you to be unprepared for the French National Holiday-here are some resources to learn more about the “storming of the Bastille” and the events surrounding that day in 1789.

The Arthur H. and Mary Marden Dean Lafayette Collection, 1520-1849

Guide to this collection of “over 10,000 items
concerning the life and career of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert
du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), best known for his role in
the American and French Revolutions.” Features biographical details and
digitized letters, broadsides, cartoons, and other documents related to
Lafayette. From the Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections,
Cornell University Library.

Cornell University Library: French Revolution

This site describes the French Revolution
materials at the Cornell University Library Division of Rare and
Manuscript Collections. “The collection is strongest in the areas of
economy and finance, the Revolutionary government, and Revolutionary
culture, with unusual strength in popular culture.” Digitized sample
materials are available for three of the four collections described on
this site.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
Detail-rich site that includes topical essays, hundreds of images and documents, song recordings (including “La Marseillaise”), maps, a timeline, and a glossary. Covers the storming of the Bastille, Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the fall of the monarchy. A project of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project at City University of New York.

The French Revolution : a very short introduction

    Hartness Library System serving CCV and Vermont Tech 944.04 D77f

    The fallacies of hope [videorecording] ; Heroic materialism

Hartness Library System serving CCV and Vermont Tech Video 901.9 C55c pts.12-13

The Death of the old regime ; The French Revolution [videorecording]

    Hartness Library System serving CCV and Vermont Tech Video 909.09821 W52| v39-40
    Hartness Library System serving CCV and Vermont Tech Video 909.09821 W53 v39-40


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