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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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1848

Keith Hitchins.

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

June 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 20881 words.

This chapter discusses the events of 1848, the year that signified the triumph of the idea of nation. Romanian intellectuals made a lot of effort to achieve this, from justifying demands...

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Public Health Act (1848)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 76 words.

1848.

An Act of Parliament for England and Wales (11 & 12 Vic. c. 63) was carried following an

1848, Revolutions of

Peter McPhee.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1750 words.

The “revolutions of 1848” is an umbrella term for a protracted political, social, and economic crisis affecting most of Europe

Public Health Act (1848)

Edward Royle.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 122 words.

1848.

An Act of Parliament for England and Wales (11 & 12 Vic. c. 63) was carried following an

rebellion of 1848

Peter Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 307 words.

Young Ireland first gave serious thought to a rising in the wake of the Paris revolution in February 1848,

Mexican War (1846–1848)

Robert E. May.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1223 words.

(1846–1848), the first photographed war, the first U.S. war covered by newspaper correspondents, and the first fought mostly

Seneca Falls Convention, 1848

Lori D. Ginzberg.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1066 words.

The convention that took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in the summer of 1848 has long been celebrated as

Cole, Thomas (1801–1848)

Alan Wallach.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 358 words.

(1801–1848), America's leading landscape painter during the second quarter of the nineteenth century.

Cole was born in Bolton-le-Moors,

France in 1848

Malcolm J. Rohrbough.

in Rush to Gold

July 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 5728 words.

The year 1848 was a tumultuous year for the French nation. This year and the events within it would define the outlines of the nation for the next two decades. This chapter describes the...

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rebellion of 1848

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

Young Ireland first gave serious thought to a rising in the wake of the Paris revolution in February 1848, but failed to win the support of the French revolutionary government ...

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Year of Revolutions (1848)

Charles Capper.

in Margaret Fuller

February 2010; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 22613 words.

This chapter examines the personal experiences of Margaret Fuller in Italy in 1848. On January 11, 1848, Fuller wrote a letter to her friend Caroline Sturgis about her pregnancy. There was...

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Frederica, Princess (1848–1926)

Torsten Riotte.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 1104 words.

Frederica, Princess (1848–1926), was born Frederica Sophia Marie Henrietta Amelia Theresa in Hanover on 9 January 1848, the eldest daughter of George, crown prince of Hanover—from 1851 king...

The Constitution of 1848

Frank Cicero.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 10119 words.

Chapter 4 focuses on the 1847 Illinois state constitutional convention and the constitution approved by voters in 1848. Democrats comprised a majority of delegates, but Whigs built many...

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Risorgimento (1847–1848)

Charles Capper.

in Margaret Fuller

February 2010; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 24475 words.

This chapter examines the experience of Margaret Fuller when she was assigned to Italy as foreign correspondent of the New York Tribune from 1847 to 1848. This was the starting period of...

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France 1848–1945

Theodore Zeldin.

October 1973; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 832 pages.

This volume discusses ambition, love, and politics in France during 1848–1945. It is hoped that this may serve to throw some light on the question of how the French differed from other...

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Revolution, 1848–1849

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10378 words.

The Palermo revolution could never have been effective had there not been an enormous groundswell of largely unorchestrated discontent that had built up over the years among broad sections...

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1848, 1867, and Beyond

Iryna Vushko.

in The Politics of Cultural Retreat

May 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7328 words.

This concluding chapter examines some of the long-term effects of the events that happened after the Revolution of 1848 in the province of Galicia. Argenor Goluchowski, pro-Polish Galician...

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Orchestrating Change, 1847–1848

Nancy A. Hewitt.

in Radical Friend

April 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12528 words.

In 1847-1848, the Posts participated in numerous efforts to advance social justice and religious liberty. When Douglass launched the North Star in Rochester, the Posts were drawn further...

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Running, 1848–1853

Thomas J. Balcerski.

in Bosom Friends

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10668 words.

Chapter 6 considers the presidential election of 1848, the Compromise of 1850, and the election of 1852. During these years the friendship of Buchanan and King first intensified, then...

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Ministering, 1844–1848

Thomas J. Balcerski.

in Bosom Friends

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Political History. 10181 words.

Chapter 5 traces a period of extended separation between Buchanan and King, from 1844 to 1848. During the administration of President James Polk each man turned his attention to foreign...

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