Flora Tristan, Utopian Feminist: Her Travel Diaries and Personal Crusade

Author: Paul Beik Doris Beik
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography: General, Memoirs, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Gender Studies: Women
Book Format: Paperback

The entries not only illuminate the career of a remarkable woman, but yield insights into the early industrial system of the 1830s and 1840s. -Library Journal

A child of both the French and Industrial revolutions, Flora Tristan (1803-1844) became a bold social critic and political activist. Assuming personal freedoms enjoyed by few women contemporaries, she devoted herself to the cause of universal justice. Tristan traveled widely and tirelessly strived to organize French men and women workers. Several of her writings are here translated into English for the first time.

Table Of Contents
CHAPTER ONE from Women Travelers (1835)

Women Travelers

To the Peruvians

Outbreak of a Peruvian Revolution

Camp Followers

Scenes from a Civil War

A Sugar Refinery

The Women of Lima

The Ball

A Romantic Encounter

A Fated Alliance

from A Proletarian's Story

The Women of the Future

CHAPTER FOUR from Promenades in London (1840)

The Monster City

A Visit to teh Houses of Parliament

Factory Workers


A Visit to a Progressive Penitenitiary

Saint Giles Parish (The Irish Quarter)

The Jewish Quarter

The Races at Ascot Heath

English Women

Men's Clubs
CHAPTER FIVE from Workers' Union (1843)

To All Workers, Men and Women

How to Constitute the Working Class

Why I Mention Women

Resume of the Ideas Contained in This Book
CHAPTER SIX from The Tour of France (1843-44)

Early Overtures to Parisian Workers

The Riverboat to Auxerre

Interview with the Bishop Of Dijon

Intuition at Lyon: The Impossible Task

Visit to a Hospital

Silk Workers and Other Trades

Radical Thoughts while Visitying Lyon Churches

The Croix-Rousse Working-Class Quarter

Soldiers in a Cafe in Saint-Etienne'

Confrontation with a Hostile Journalist

The People of Avignon

At the Port ofMarseille: First Impressions

Toulon, with changes of Mood

Return to Marseille

The Bishop of Nimes

The Washerwomen of Nimes

The Relevance of 1789

The Watch Story

A Police Story
ChHAPTER SEVEN Flora Tristan's Legacy:

Final Sketches for the preface and Dedication of her intended Book

About Doris Beik
DORIS BEIK, who died in May 1988, was a librarian at Columbia University and Swarthmore College. Her work as a translator includes Madame de Stael's Ten Years of Exile. PAUL BEIK is Centennial Professor Emeritus in the History Department at Swarthmore College. His published work includes The French Revolution Seen from the Right; Louis Philippe and the July Monarchy (with Doris Beik), and Modern Europe: A History since 1500 (with Laurence Lafore).


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Artist / Author Paul Beik Doris Beik
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