Liberty and its Price: Understanding the French Revolution
Date: September 2009
Duration: 7 hours 51 minutes
Esteemed professor Donald M.G. Sutherland provides a riveting account of the French Revolution, explaining how its effects varied greatly according to regional economies, social structures, and religious affiliations. He examines how massive counterrevolutionary movements profoundly affected the course of the Revolution, leading to the failure of constitutional government and, ultimately, to an elitist dictatorship in the person of Napoleon Bonaparte that paved the way for many of the struggles of the nineteenth century.