Christopher H. Johnson

Christopher H. Johnson is Professor of History Emeritus at Wayne State University. He is the author of Utopian Communism in France, The Life and Death of Industrial Languedoc, 1700–1920, and Maurice Sugar and coeditor most recently of Blood and Kinship.

Becoming Bourgeois
Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670–1880
Christopher H. Johnson
Becoming Bourgeois traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public administration, and intellectual pursuits over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth...





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