Cafes and Pamphlets of the French Revolution: Critical Components in the Dissemination of Revolutionary Discourse and Public Opinion
Master of Arts
Department or Program
Hurlburt, Holly S.
During the French Revolution, pamphleteering and pamphlets worked in conjunction with cafe culture to disseminate the "news of the day" and bolster the rise of a popular public opinion. The combination of pamphlets and cafes saw its apex form 1789-1791. The pamphlets analyzed in this study demonstrate this high-point shedding light on the continuing contribution of cafes during the era of revolution. From their inception, the cafe has advanced political and social climates attesting to their longevity.