Frontmatter -- Contents -- Tables and Graphs -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Usage -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter L. The Elements of the Problem -- Chapter II. The Debate on Popular Education to 1769 -- Chapter III. The Debate: 1770-1789 -- Chapter IV. The Climate of Opinion in France: 1762-1789 -- Chapter V. The Impasse: Images of the People and the Limits of Reform -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Examining the attitudes toward the education of the lower classes in eighteenth- century France, Harvey Chisick uncovers severe limitations to enlightened social thought. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.