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Louise Michel, 1830-1905

I got this from the H-net labour history listserve. Thought some of you might be interested.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Louise Michel's death, the IISH presents a selection of documents of her life. As a communarde,
determined revolutionary, and romantic writer, Louise Michel's revolutionary engagement originated in her opposition to Napoleon III
during the Second Empire. In 1871, with the Paris Commune, her opposition to the bourgeois republic led by Adolphe Thiers became
increasingly pronounced, and by 1880, her anarchist views clashed with the policies of the Third Republic.

The exhibition consists of a biography illustrated with pictures from the IISH collection, and some documents from the Louise Michel papers
at the IISH. They tell something about the relations of Louise Michel with her mother, with her friends, and with the poor. They show her
as a writer and a ethnographer. And, finally, they reveal her real personality: a passionate militant and a generous person.

The address is: http://www.iisg.nl/collections/louisemichel/ (English text) http://www.iisg.nl/collections/louisemichel/indexfr.php (en français)

The texts and documents included in this collection were selected by Hélène Saudrais as part of her internship at the IISH.

cross-posted to womens_history, history, historystudents and labour_history
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Hello, I'm new to the community and noticed this post about Louise Michel, who happens to be one of my favorite historical figures in one of my favorite historical time periods. I was wondering if you had any information on either her or the Paris Commune that can't be found online or in print very easily. I'm also forming a community at http://community.livejournal.com/pariscommune71/ (it's still in really early formation), if wanted to join or something.