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

  • Authors
  • Máire Fedelma Cross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Máire Fedelma Cross
    Pages 1-32
  3. Máire Fedelma Cross
    Pages 33-72
  4. Máire Fedelma Cross
    Pages 164-184
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-201

About this book


This innovative study analyzes 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 significant 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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