Thursday, July 15, 2004

Europe, History Of, The revolutions of 1848

France's monarchy had turned toward greater repression in the 1840s, spurring new liberal agitation. Artisan concerns also had quickened, against their loss of status and shifts in work conditions following from rapid economic change; a major recession in 1846 - 47 added to popular unrest. Some socialist ideas spread among artisan leaders, who urged a regime in which workers