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Carl Schurz in 1860. A participant of the 1848 revolution in Germany, he emigrated to the United States and became a US senator.

The Forty-Eighters were Europeans who participated in or supported the revolutions of 1848 that swept Europe. In the German states, the Forty-Eighters favored unification of the German people, a more democratic government, and guarantees of human rights.<ref>"Forty-Eighters," Handbook of Texas Online.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/pnf01</ref> Disappointed at the failure of the revolution to bring about the reform of the system of government in Germany or the Austrian Empire and sometimes on the government's wanted list because of their involvement in the revolution, they gave up their old lives to try again abroad. Many emigrated to the United States, England, and Australia after the revolutions failed. These emigrants included Germans, Czechs, Hungarians, and others. Many were respected and politically active, wealthy, and well-educated; as such, they were not typical immigrants. A large number went on to be very successful in their new countries.


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File:Schurz 1860.jpg
Carl Schurz in 1860. A participant of the 1848 revolution in Germany, he emigrated to the United States and became a US senator.

The Forty-Eighters were Europeans who participated in or supported the revolutions of 1848 that swept Europe. In the German states, the Forty-Eighters favored unification of the German people, a more democratic government, and guarantees of human rights.<ref>"Forty-Eighters," Handbook of Texas Online.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/pnf01</ref> Disappointed at the failure of the revolution to bring about the reform of the system of government in Germany or the Austrian Empire and sometimes on the government's wanted list because of their involvement in the revolution, they gave up their old lives to try again abroad. Many emigrated to the United States, England, and Australia after the revolutions failed. These emigrants included Germans, Czechs, Hungarians, and others. Many were respected and politically active, wealthy, and well-educated; as such, they were not typical immigrants. A large number went on to be very successful in their new countries.


Forty-Eighters sections
Intro  Forty-Eighters in the Americas  Forty-Eighters in Europe  Forty-Eighters in Australia  Peripatetic Forty-Eighters  See also  Bibliography  References  

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