Bagehot supported the coup, on the grounds that the latest French constitution ("a government of barristers and newspaper editors," writes Prochaska, channeling Bagehot) was unworkable and that by restoring order, Louis Napoleon
restored commerce and put food back into the shops.
The Second Empire of Louis Napoleon
did not last very long.
If France would lend us Louis Napoleon
, and send him here with the same ambitions and aspirations he had when he landed on her soil with an eagle on his shoulder, I would hail him as a deliverer.
Many and perhaps most of the characters are actual figures: Prince Louis Napoleon
(later Napoleon III); William Walker an American mercenary who tried to create a private empire in Nicaragua; national poet Ruben Dario; and Castellon himself who roistered through Europe until he wound up in a Nazi concentration camp as an old man.
The day after the Lemmons arrived, a black man named Louis Napoleon
made his way to New York City's central court buildings.
Thus, just as the February 1848 Revolution led to a well-documented explosion of newspapers and political clubs in Paris, it witnessed similar developments in the Narbonne region, followed there, as elsewhere, by a crackdown on the press, political association, and electoral freedoms after the election of Louis Napoleon
Bonaparte as French president in late 1848 (thus, the 1850 electoral law, which disenfranchised a large percentage of voters nationally, deprived 1,500 out of 3,800 formerly enrolled Narbonne residents of the suffrage).
In the aftermath of the Revolution of 1848 he served for two years as minister of foreign affairs under Louis Napoleon
, until the latter, intent on governing France alone, ran and was elected by a democratic plebiscite.
Deleage's account of the brief involvement of Louis Napoleon
Bonaparte, the Prince Imperial, in England's war against the Zulus is frankly admiring.
Two decades later, it did: President Louis Napoleon
became Emperor Napoleon III, and for the second time France found itself in the hands of a Bonaparte dictator.
We found something that the French call Louis Napoleon
III, emperor of the country known the world over for its rich, buttery dishes, offered a prize to the inventor of a cheap edible fat that could supply the military and the lower classes.
Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I, took La Peregrina to France and to Prince Louis Napoleon
who in 1837 fell upon financial hardship and sold it to the Marquis of Abercorn.