'June Days' in France, where thousands of Paris workmen are killed

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Historical Context Note

In the 'June Days' in Paris, workmen unsatisfied with the employment provided by the National Workshops attempt to stage a revolution. The National Guard, led by Louis Cavaignac, use violent means to suppress the protests and over four thousand people are killed.
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Editors. "'June Days' in France, where thousands of Paris workmen are killed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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