Collection of broadsides, by various regimes, and occasionally popular societies, composed and posted between the years 1793
As all of these broadsides were posted in times of exceptional political and social upheaval, they demonstrate the various
governments' perception that this was an important medium by which information could be immediately conveyed to as large of
an audience as possible. During the Revolution, broadsides were used, by both the government and the populace, as a tool to
identify and unify 'good', patriotic citizens and define and detain 'bad', rebellious citizens. Thus, during the Terror, the
broadsides were frequently used to announce exceptional legislation designed to render ever larger groups of people 'suspect'
or to encourage fraternity through the celebration of new revolutionary holidays. However, defining patriotic behavior was
not the task of the government alone; most of the Revolution-era broadsides are saturated with letters professing loyalty
to the government and the nation, which individual citizens, popular societies, cantons, communes, departments, and regions
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