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Exiles From European Revolutions
Refugees in Mid-Victorian England
Edited by Sabine Freitag and Rudolf Muhs
Published in Association with the German Historical Institute London
256 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-57181-417-3 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (July 2003)
ISBN 978-1-57181-330-5 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (July 2003)
eISBN 978-1-78238-979-8 eBook
Studies on exile in the 19th century tend to be restricted to national histories. This volume is the first to offer a broader view by looking at French, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech and German political refugees who fled to England after the European revolutions of 1848/49. The contributors examine various aspects of their lives in exile such as their opportunities for political activities, the forms of political cooperation that existed between exiles from different European countries on the one hand and with organizations and politicians in England on the other and, finally, the attitude of the host country towards the refugees, and their perceptions of the country which had granted them asylum.
Sabine Freitag is Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in London.
Rudolf Muhs is Lecturer in German History at the University of London (Royal Holloway).
Subject: 18th/19th Century History Refugee & Migration Studies
Area: Europe Central/Eastern Europe
Notes on contributors
Chapter 1. Introduction
PART I: ENGLISHMEN AND REFUGEES
Chapter 2. 1848 – Britain and Europe
Chapter 3. British Exceptionalism in Perspective: Political Asylum in Continental Europe
Chapter 4. The Asylum of Nations: Britain and the Refugees of 1848
PART II: EMIGRÉ COMMUNITIES
Chapter 5. Italian Exiles and British Politics before and after 1848
Chapter 6. The French Exiles and the British
Chapter 7. Continuities and Innovations: Polish Emigration after 1849
Chapter 8. Lajos Kossuth and the Hungarian Exiles in London
Chapter 9. The Politics of Czech Liberation in Britain after 1849
PART III: EMIGRÉ POLITICS
Chapter 10. Voices of Exile: French Newspapers in England
Chapter 11. ‘The Begging Bowl of Revolution’: the Fund-raising Tours of German and Hungarian Exiles to North America, 1851–1852
Chapter 12. German Socialism in London after 1849: The Communist League of August Willich and Karl Schapper
Chapter 13. Chartists and Political Refugees
Chapter 14. Immigrants and Refugees: Who were the Real Forty-Eighters in the United States?
PART IV: WOMEN IN EXILE
Chapter 15. Keeping Busy in the Waiting-room: German Women Writers in London following the 1848 Revolution
Chapter 16. Jeanne Deroin: French Feminist and Socialist in Exile
PART V: LEGACY
Chapter 17. Home Alone? Reflections on Political Exiles Returning to their Native Countries
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