answer these 3 questions
What clues do we have about the living conditions of these workers, compared with the workshop master and mistress?
On page 98, Darnton mentions that “it would be absurd to view the cat massacre as a dress rehearsal” for the French Revolution in 1789. So what about this earlier incident do you think is still worth knowing as we learn more about the Revolution?
Darnton suggests that when we “don’t get the joke” presented in this history, it is a good “starting point of an investigation.” What joke in 2020 might be a similar starting point for future historians to understand something about today’s society?