As a child laborer she is first-hand witness to the Lyon insurrection of 1831; she watches neighbors ignite the watchman's shed while her lover tears down the barricades during the February Revolution of 1848
and is shot at repeatedly as she crosses the city in search of her mother during the bloody June Days later that year.
The declaration of a democratic and social republic after the February revolution of 1848
, seemed at first to offer socialists the opportunity to realise their hopes for association.
In the February Revolution of 1848
, Lamartine's proclamation of the republic happened at the Hotel de Ville (where the Provisional Government took up residence).
The February Revolution of 1848
, ended the monarchy forever in France.
In the next few years he wrote political articles and unsuccessfully attempted practical work for the February Revolution of 1848
. Later, while remaining a republican, he became convinced that the poet should not engage in direct political action.
In contrast to the February Revolution of 1848
, in which workers and bourgeois, joining forces to overthrow a common enemy, met with comparatively little resistance and rapidly achieved their objective (the overthrow of Louis-Philippe and the establishment of a Republic), the June Days turned into a sustained urban battle, in which 40 to 50, 000 insurgents, many from the National Workshops, fought over 25,000 troops, 12,000 Mobile Guards and 20,000 National Guards, resulting in around 10,000 casualties from around 100,000 participants.(1) Battle lines in February were clearly drawn, but in June the lines of conflict were much less clear.
After a period of relative calm, a new protest cycle began in 1838 and lasted into 1840, and a third cycle in 1846-47 led up to the February Revolution of 1848