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Department
History
Course
HIST 1081
Professor
Andrew Petersen
Semester
Fall

Description
World History – 1848 Revolutions and Transformations Revolutions of the 1848 and Mid­century transformations  Raft of the Medusa by Theodore Gericault­ It depicting a tabloid story, it is seen as a  romanticism manifesto.  Sinking of the Medusa was tied to the monarchy.  It was a critique of the  existing government.  Liberty Leading the People­Delecrois, he was clearly on the more radical side of the  revolution Febuary Revolution, the left had more success, the people of Paris took it to the streets and  built baracades. The revolutionaries made more gains because they had increase military support  and they were able to force the king to leave the thrown, they had established the 2  republic,  established universal suffrage. 2  republic abolished slavery in the colonies, it was finally  abolished in the French colonies for good and was never to return.   Communist manifesto,  time of idealism for those on the left, proof that capitalist system was to be overthrown, idealism of  the moment came also through paintings. Four allegorical paintings by Frederic 
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