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French Posters and Newspapers

Identifier: R0044-FPN

Scope and Contents

Newspapers and broadsides concerning the collapse of Louis Philippe's government, the subsequent but futile attempts by General Covaignac to crush the popular uprising, and the national elections of 1848 that precipitated the rise of the French monarchist Louis Napoleon to power.


  • 1848 - 1849

Historical Note

The period covered by these broadsides and newspapers is the revolutionary years of 1848-1849 when the government of Louis Philippe collapsed in France. 1848 was not only a year of revolution of France; the entire European continent was shaken by a series of popular uprisings. Beginning in Palermo and spreading to Paris, revolts broke out in places as far apart as Venice and Ireland. Metternich, Guizot and Prince Wilhelm of Prussia were all deposed and forced into exile.


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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA