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French Revolution | Livestream Zoom + Recorded

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Course Description:

We all know a little about the French Revolution, with Bastille Day, La Marseillaise, Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette. We also know that it came shortly after the American Revolution. We may even know the themes of Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. But what was the French Revolution really like; what was it about; what did it accomplish? By looking into the people and events of the time, we will develop a picture of the Revolution that students will find enlightening, challenging and perhaps, a bit scary. As a revolutionary from a later date once said, "A revolution is not a dinner party... a revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another."

By looking at how the Revolution expanded from one class to another, we will come to greater understandings of the archetypal revolution. It was a violent, in many ways horrible time, filled with great injustices. Yet, it was fought for noble ideals that we cling to even today. Even if you know the basic narrative of the French Revolution, this will be an intellectual and emotional adventure.

 

Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


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Day/Time

Mondays, Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17 *3:30 – 5:00pm* (4 sessions)

Location

Course will meet live via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to each class session. Courses will stream via Zoom and WILL be recorded for viewing later. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days of each session.

Facilitator:

Steve Henrikson is a teacher of history and philosophy whose career has spanned six decades in private schools on the East Coast and in California.