Publication Date

Spring 5-9-2020

Subject Area

Section 4: E Pluribus Unum: Identity in a Community


The characteristics that distinguish Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793) from other French feminists of her time will be determined by looking at her background, her plays, and pamphlets, and her ideas and methods as compared to her contemporaries. It will evaluate the events and people in de Gouges’s life that shaped her thinking and personality. It will focus on her works such as, Déclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne (“Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the [Female] Citizen”), that boldly speak out against the exclusion of women, from the ideas of the popular enlightenment thinkers of the time.

About the Author

Grace Ann Green is a sophomore History major and Political Science minor from Atlanta, Georgia. She is on the women's soccer team. She hopes to pursue law school after graduation in May 2022 and is thankful for the opportunity to share her work.

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