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Term: forty-eighters

Definition:

used loosely to designate German immigrants who came to America in the wake of the suppressed Revolution of 1848, such as Carl Schurz (q.v.) or Mathilde Anneke (q.v.); they typically held liberal political and social views, and many later became active in Republican, anti-slavery, trade union, women's rights, or Socialist causes. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.

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[Source: Turning Points in Wisconsin History]

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forty-eighters
Freethinkers in Wisconsin

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