1848 French Revolution

System Series - Part Four - A history of revolutions

This is a draft for the fourth part of our system series - it will be published in our local workers’ paper WorkersWildWest. We want to write something basic about the system we live in and the possibility of social revolution - for our colleagues. We don’t want to compromise on the complexity of the issue and we try to avoid lefty jargon. Let us know what you think and we can re-work the draft:
angryworkersworld@gmail.com

1848: Impact of Revolution on French Colonies

Daguerreotype view of a baptismal ceremony for slaves shortly after their emanci

An article on French Colonialization and the impact of the Revolution of 1848.

French Women Insurgents

An article documenting several important insurgents in the street battles and insurrections of 19th Century France.

1848: Students of Paris

An article about the politicisation of the students of Paris and the role they played in the revolt and reaction of 1848.

To the Machine Breakers - Joseph Déjacque et al

A fragment from the French Revolution of 1848, drafted by a group of revolutionists including the anarcho-communist Joseph Déjacque to the workers of Paris.

The French National Guard - Bruce Vandervort

An article detailing the social make up of the French National Guard and the role it played in the 1848 Revolution.

Association - George J. Sheridan

An essay examining the workers organisations in the aftermath of the 1848 Revolution in France.

Dormant Seeds of 1848- John Hewetson

John Hewetson's analysis of the important lessons of the uprisings that threatened the rulers of Europe in 1848.

From A Hundred Years of Revolution: 1848 And After, edited by George Woodcock (Porcupine Press, London, 1948)

1848 The Year of Revolutions- George Woodcock

George Woodcock charts the events of the revolutionary wave that swept Europe in 1848. Assessing their political characters, their accomplishments and defeats.

Slavery Emancipation: 1848

Article exploring the relationship between the Revolution of 1848 and the final abolition of slavery in the French colonies.