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The Letter in Flora Tristan’s Politics, 1835–1844

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Máire Cross


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This innovative study analyses Flora Tristan's correspondence with militant republicans, socialists and democrats active in the July Monarchy. It examines the role of the letter in fostering links at a time of a significasnt growth of literacy and search for citizenship by the disenfranchised. Combining a gendered analysis of socialist movements with a textual analysis of letters, it illustrates the vitality of political tensions in Tristan's communications and the sophistication of political networks on the eve of the 1848 revolution.

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Author(s): Cross M

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Year: 2004

Number of Pages: 201

Publisher: Palgrave

Place Published: Basingstoke

Notes: This is the first ever study devoted to Tristan's correspondence.

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ISBN: 9780333772645