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Mocking Louis Phillippe in Exile (1848) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Monarchy vs Republic (1848) | François-Vincent Raspail

F. V. Raspail The following lines were written by the French physician François-Vincent Raspail (1794–1878) while he was imprisoned in Château de Vincennes because of his role in the French Revolution of 1848. Titled ‘Many Kinds of Monarchy—One...

A Song of Hatred (1849) | Georg Herwegh

Georg Herwegh (1817–75) was a German revolutionary who participated in the failed German Revolution of 1848. His poem ‘A Song of Hatred’ expresses contempt for the German ruling class. It was translated into English by the Fenian activist Clarence...

The History of Socialism (Part I) | Louis Blanc

Louis Blanc delivered a series of lectures to working-class Frenchmen in London in December 1849. The text of these speeches was then printed in George Julian Harney’s Democratic Review in January 1850, and then quickly forgotten. Stephen Basdeo has...

Patriots without Borders: Towards an Atlantic History of the Risorgimento during the Age of Revolutions

By Alessandro Bonvini On June 23, 1848, Giuseppe Garibaldi embarked for Nice with Adrea Aguyar, a formerly enslaved Black man from Uruguay, to participate in the First Italian War of Independence. Aguyar was a member of a battalion of newly freed people,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Apr 2021

Pamphlet of Protest: Revolution, Exile, and Abolition in Chautard’s Escapes from Cayenne

By Michaël Roy In September 1857, Jean-Léon Chautard, Charles Bivors, and Louis Antoine Hippolyte Paon arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. The three French refugees from the Revolution of 1848 were “homeless, penniless, friendless, strangers...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Feb 2019

The Divided Legacy of Democracy: The Transformation of the Liberal Political Tradition in the Nineteenth Century

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Pamela...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Aug 2018

The Revolution of 1848 in Senegal: Emancipation and Representation

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Jenna Nigro The French Revolution of 1848 sparked the abolition of slavery in France’s colonies, transforming the way race, freedom, and citizenship were defined in different...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Apr 2018

Slavery and the Revolutionary Histories of 1848

By Jonathan Dusenbury In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx draws the famous parallel between the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1848. The adage that “all facts and personages in world history occur, as it were, twice…the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Oct 2016

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