Cause & Effect: The French Revolution

From the Series Cause & Effect in History
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The French Revolution toppled the monarchy and led France on a troubled path to democracy. Through thoughtful narrative supported by fully documented quotes this title begins with A Brief History of the French Revolution and then examines the following questions: How Did Inequality Lead to Revolution? How Did the Enlightenment Contribute to the Toppling of the French Monarchy? How Did the Revolution Result in a Reign of Terror? How Did the French Revolution Lead to the Rise of Napoleon?

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Copyright 2015
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Cause & Effect in History
Language English
Number of Pages 80
ISBN 9781601527967, 9781601527974B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2015-08-01
Dewey 944.04
 

School Library Connection

Each volume begins with a timeline and an introduction. The first chapter gives a historical overview, and following chapters discuss cause and effect questions. Each chapter lists three focus questions which could be essay questions for a final exam, and goes on to discuss those issues. The questions are thought-provoking, and not usually covered in textbooks. They often draw parallels with contemporary issues and events. There are occasional minor inaccuracies and some of the images’ relevance can be puzzling. Quotations are often from secondary or tertiary sources.These are attractive books that are easy to read and should engage students. Bibliography. Index. Norman Desmarais, Acquisitions Librarian, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island [Editor’s Note: Available in e-book format.] Recommended

VOYA

An exemplary series, the analysis of milieu and the causes of essential global movements introduces young readers to a more thorough understanding of history than simple regurgitation of people and dates. Cleverly supported with paintings, focus questions, sidebars, and splendid maps, the text looks beyond the moment to enduring attitudes toward democracy and human rights that influenced Joan of Arc, the Arab Spring, the Napoleonic code, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the downfall of tyranny in Libya.Back matter includes notes and books and websites from the past four years. Primary and secondary indexing focuses on entries with the importance of ethnic wars, Hessian mercenaries, Nicholas II, Kazakhstan, minutemen, enlightenment, and guillotine. The authors use varied editorial facets as instructional tools, notably, challenging diction, e.g., foppish, despots, regimes, opulent, and rhetoric. Curiously, Marcovitz failed to identify the rowdiness of the Sons of Liberty and Green missed an opportunity to feature a portrait of Marie Antoinette or Marianne. Presentation of Russian history makes excellent use of pictures featuring the privations of women and children. This set raises the standard for young adult history texts by challenging student thinking toward a holistic world view.—Mary Ellen Snodgrass.

Booklist

This installment of the Cause & Effect in History series tackles the beginnings of France’s rocky road
to democracy. It begins with an illustrated time line of major events of the French Revolution and a brief
narrative history explaining the Estates, the fall of the Bastille, the death of Louis XVI, and the Reign of
Terror. Each subsequent chapter is titled with an inquiry, and focus questions guide the exploration of
events and their causes. Maps, political cartoons, and paintings add visual context, and primary source
quotes fill the margins. The series does not shy away from examining multiple perspectives, and the works
cited are up-to-date and varied. More than just a litany of dates and names, this series fosters sound
historical thinking skills, such as contextualization and sensitivity to biases.

Booklist

This installment of the Cause & Effect in History series tackles the beginnings of France’s rocky road to democracy. It begins with an illustrated time line of major events of the French Revolution and a brief narrative history explaining the Estates, the fall of the Bastille, the death of Louis XVI, and the Reign of Terror. Each subsequent chapter is titled with an inquiry, and focus questions guide the exploration of events and their causes. Maps, political cartoons, and paintings add visual context, and primary source quotes fill the margins. The series does not shy away from examining multiple perspectives, and the works cited are up-to-date and varied. More than just a litany of dates and names, this series fosters sound historical thinking skills, such as contextualization and sensitivity to biases.

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