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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405189224.2011.x


Name by which the French working-class politician Alexandre Martin (1815–95) was generally known. Early in the revolutions of 1848–9, he was brought into the provisional government of the second republic by Louis blanc . As a champion of wide-ranging social reform, Albert was soon at loggerheads with more moderate colleagues. His involvement in an attempt to overthrow the National Assembly in May 1848 led to his arrest along with other radicals such as blanqui and Barbès. Albert remained in prison until released under amnesty in 1859. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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