The Republican Experiment, 1848 1852 - Agulhon, Maurice, and Lloyd, Janet (Translated by)

Before 1848, France had been ruled by the 'July Monarchy', a liberal regime without democratic participation. After 1852, France was to be ruled by the Second Empire, an anti-liberal regime with some democratic participation. In the intervening period, the Second Republic boldly attempted to combine liberty with democracy for the first time in ...