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Douglas Moggach, Paul Leduc Browne (Eds.)

The progressive events of 1848 seen the political cataclysm of continental Europe as an explosion of liberty, a brand new age of freedom and equality. This assortment specializes in the connection among democratic and socialist currents in 1848, looking to re-evaluate the relevance of those currents to the current period of world fiscal liberalism.

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The servant or Dienstmann group entered into long-term contractual obligations, while the day labourers proper were divided into propertyless Einlieger or Heuerling, and Kolonisten, who owned a house. Of this latter group, the Hausler or Leerhausler owned a house only, while the rest (Kossaten or cotters) owned a house and a small parcel of land. These cotters, as well as the servant group, were typical figures of the Gutsherrschaft, though their connection to their lord was becoming increasingly monetarised.

Three principal tendencies emerged in the German revolutions of 1848: the increasingly repressive character of the state, the strengthening of the liberal opposition demanding the abolition of feudal privilege, and the development of revolutionary currents in both republican and socialist forms. These political developments occurred amidst profound social and economic changes in both agriculture and industry. Despite the overwhelming predominance of agrarian relations, Germany had already been integrated into the momentum of capitalist development on a worldwide scale.

Anderson, Lineages, 195-278. 68. Henderson, State and Industrial Revolution, 3-48. 40 THE SOCIAL QUESTION AND POLITICAL STRUGGLES IN 1848 69. Geoffrey Barraclough, The Origins of Modern Germany (New York: Capricorn, 1963), 408- 413. Hausherr, "Die Zollverein," indicates that the Prussian Zollgesetz of 1818 contributed to a unified home market, but was not a protective tariff, as this would have adversely affected the Junkers' interests in imports. 70. Friedrich Engels, "The State of Germany, III," in Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Collected Works, Vol.

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