Reading List – The Revolutionists
Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.
Lists will be curated by the Turning The Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage. They will help to expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.
All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide website: turning.ca.
The following books are chosen for The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson
List curated by Tracey Mitchell.
- The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution by Julius S Scott (2019)
- A Frail Liberty: Probationary Citizens in the French and Haitian Revolutions by Tessie P Liu (2022)
- Deviant Women of the French Revolution and the Rise of Feminism by Lisa Beckstrand
- Lives of Some Famous Women of All Ages: Including the Empress Josephine, Lady Jane Grey, Beatrice Cenci, Joan of Arc, Ann Boleyn, Charlotte, Corday by Mary Elizabeth Hewitt (2018)
- Reading Olympe de Gouges by Carol L. Sherman (2013)
- The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by CLR James (1938)
- Marie Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen by John Hardman (2019)
- Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution by R.R. Palmer (1941)
- The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution by Domique Godineau (1998)
- Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation by Sylvia Federici (2004)
- Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh (2021)
- I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle (1988)
- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (2020)
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2015)
- Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption by Rafia Zakaria (2021)
- The Bear Woman by Karolina Ramqvist (2022)
- Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (2019)
- Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (2011)
- Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall & Hugo Martinez (2021)