The Barricade Conquers Europe, 1848

Mark Traugott

in The Insurgent Barricade

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780520266322
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947733 | DOI:
The Barricade Conquers Europe, 1848

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This chapter recounts the story of the barricade's spread to dozens of new locations scattered across the Continent in the spring and summer of 1848. It discusses that the February revolution in Paris gave the signal for these uprisings, which in most cases borrowed their political vocabulary, demands, and symbols from the French, along with the tactic of barricade construction. It also explores the threads of human agency that connect these events to one another, focusing on the role of students, political exiles, and itinerant workers in determining the path followed by this process of dissemination.

Keywords: barricade construction; 1848; February revolution; Paris; French; human agency; students; political exiles; itinerant workers

Chapter.  22235 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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