Project History

This site with more than 600 primary documents grew out of a collaboration of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project at City University of New York, supported by grants from the Florence Gould Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The site had originally been conceived as a CD-ROM with a print book to accompany it. The website now replaces the CD-ROM. The print book is still available from Penn State University Press but many other general books on the French Revolution and Napoleon have appeared since its publication, including one by the original two authors, Jack R. Censer and Lynn Hunt.

2019 Update

Produced by: Stephen Robertson

Associate Producers: Jack R. Censer, Lynn Hunt, Bryan Banks, Cindy Ermus

Lead Designer and Developer: Kim Nguyen

2018 Update

Produced by: Sean Takats

Migration Editor: Amanda Morton

Thanks to the support of the Louise and Rudolf Fishel Fellowship.

1998 Launch

Editors and principal authors: Jack R. Censer and Lynn Hunt

Produced by: Pennee Bender, Joshua Brown, Roy Rosenzweig

Associate Producers: Jack R. Censer, Lynn Hunt

Executive Producers: Stephen Brier, Joshua Brown, Roy Rosenzweig

Multimedia Production: Pennee Bender, Joshua Brown

Associate Editors: Gregory Brown and Jeff Horn

"How to Read Images" by Philippe Bordes

"Songs of the Revolution" by Laura Mason

Designers: Joshua Brown and Fernando Azevedo

Graphics and Art Work: Fernando Azevedo, Joshua Brown, Andrea Ades Vásquez

Database development: Elena Razlogova

Web Programming: Jennifer Min, Burç Acar, Christopher Hefner, Elena Razlogova, Peter Strong

Translations: Thomas Morgan, Lee Ann Ghajar, Emanuelle M. Mosinski

Copyediting: Vicky Macintyre, Susie LeBlanc

Research and Technical Assistance: Jessica Finnefrock, Peter Strong, Gideon Brown, Elena Razlogova, TuVinh Vuong, Alan Gevinson, Julie Carpenter, Deborah Gómez, Lynne Zegeer, Cathie Boivin, Claire Taylor, Elizabeth Harden, Chris Moore, Louise Vis, Nathan Hamilton, Joseph Rinehart, Erin Miller, Tom McMurrer, Sanchia Spence, Steve Paxton, Jennifer Sessions, Michael Laine, Dan Maxwell, Troy LaChance

Music: "Te Deum," "Air des Marseillais," "Hymne du 21 Janvier," "Hymne du IX Thermidor," "Hymne pour la Fete des Epoux," "Chant pour la Fete de la Vieillese," "Hymne Funebre," "Chant Patriotique," Margaret Redcay
Robert Walzel, Flute
Richard Meek, Clarinet
John Stinespring, Bassoon

The music was taken from Constant Pierre, Musique des fêtes et ceremonies de la Révolution Française (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1899). It was arranged for woodwind ensemble and basso-cantante soloist (William Hartwell) by the musicians themselves.
"La Carmagnole," "Çaira," "Le Reveil du Peuple," "O Richard, O mon Roi," and "La Marseillaise" coordinated by James H. Johnson
Dana Whiteside, Baritone
James H. Johnson, Piano
Additional vocals by: Deborah Gitin, Jonathan Hiam, Jared Johnson, David Mooney, Sarah H. Murray, Geoffrey Wieting, Liza Wirtz, Robert Wright

Producer: Barry Marshall
Piano Selections performed by James H. Johnson
"La Marseillaise," Arrangé pour le Forte Piano Par le Citoyen C. Balbastre Aux braves defenseurs de la Republique francaise L'an 1792 1er de la Republique "Çaira," le Citoyen C. Balbastre "La Mort de Louis Seize," (selections) F. D. Mouchy "Les Souffrances de la Reine de France," (selections) Jan Ladislav Dussek Consultants: Beverly Blois, Philippe Bordes, Kathe Naughton

Thanks To: Mercer Street Sound, NYC, and Sound Techniques, Boston Major Funding: The National Endowment for the Humanities, an Independent Federal Agency; The Florence Gould Foundation