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History of the Commune of 1871   By: (1838-1901)

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HISTORY OF THE COMMUNE OF 1871

THE REFORMERS' BOOKSHELF.

Large crown 8vo., cloth, 3s. 6d. each.

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LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN.

HISTORY of THE COMMUNE OF 1871

FROM THE FRENCH OF LISSAGARAY

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LONDON T. FISHER UNWIN 1902

CONTENTS.

PROLOGUE. PAGE HOW THE PRUSSIANS GOT PARIS AND THE RURALS FRANCE 1

CHAPTER I.

FIRST ATTACKS OF THE COALITION AGAINST PARIS THE BATTALIONS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD FEDERALISE AND SEIZE THEIR CANNON THE PRUSSIANS ENTER PARIS 58

CHAPTER II.

THE COALITION OPENS FIRE ON PARIS THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE CONSTITUTES ITSELF M. THIERS ORDERS THE ASSAULT 69

CHAPTER III.

THE EIGHTEENTH OF MARCH 78

CHAPTER IV.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE CONVOKES THE ELECTORS THE MAYORS OF PARIS AND DEPUTIES OF THE SEINE TURN AGAINST IT 88

CHAPTER V.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE AFFIRMS ITSELF, REORGANISES THE PUBLIC SERVICES, AND HOLDS PARIS 101

CHAPTER VI.

THE MAYORS, THE DEPUTIES, THE JOURNALISTS, THE ASSEMBLY COMBINE AGAINST PARIS THE REACTION MARCHES ON THE PLACE VENDÔME, AND IS PUNISHED 108

CHAPTER VII.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TRIUMPHS OVER ALL OBSTACLES AND CONSTRAINS THE MAYORS TO CAPITULATE 116

CHAPTER VIII.

PROCLAMATION OF THE COMMUNE 126

CHAPTER IX.

THE COMMUNE AT LYONS, ST. ETIENNE, AND CREUZOT 131

CHAPTER X.

THE COMMUNE AT MARSEILLES, TOULOUSE, AND NARBONNE 142

CHAPTER XI.

THE COUNCIL OF THE COMMUNE WAVERS FROM ITS FIRST SITTINGS THE MAYORS AND ADJUNCTS ELECTED DESERT EN MASSE 153

CHAPTER XII.

SORTIE OF THE THIRD APRIL THE PARISIANS ARE REPULSED EVERYWHERE FLOURENS AND DUVAL ARE KILLED THE VERSAILLESE MASSACRE SOME PRISONERS 162

CHAPTER XIII.

THE COMMUNE IS VANQUISHED AT MARSEILLES AND NARBONNE 171

CHAPTER XIV.

THE GREAT RESOURCES OF THE COMMUNE THE GREAT WEAKNESS OF THE COUNCIL NOMINATION OF CLUSERET DECREE CONCERNING THE HOSTAGES THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE THE BANK 182

CHAPTER XV.

THE FIRST COMBATS OF NEUILLY AND ANSNIÈRES ORGANISATION AND DEFEAT OF THE CONCILIATORS 190

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