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The French Revolution And Salt Taxes

Ended Feb 22, 2021

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In the 18th century, salt was a preservative and often a medicine. Salt was life. While there are many factors leading up to the French Revolution, the Crown's treatment of the peasantry in regards to salt and taxation illustrates why the aristocracy ultimately imploded under its own excess.


Date & Time:

February 22, 2021
Monday, 2:00PM-3:15PM


Ted Smith


Online, a WebEx link will be provided before the start of class.

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Jennifer Krupa,

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