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Title: Speech at the Pittsburgh Banquet, 1852
Authors: Kossuth, Lajos
Keywords: Hungary
Catholic church
United States
Issue Date: 1852
Publisher: Common Council of the City of New York
Citation: Report of the Special Committee Appointed by the Common Council of the City of New York to make Arrangements for the Reception of Gov. Louis Kossuth the Distinguished Hungarian Patriot (New York: Common Council, 1852), pp. 494-518.
Abstract: Lajos Kossuth was the leader of the 1848 revolution in Hungary, which was defeated with the help of imperial Russia in 1849. His speech outlines the goals of the Hungarian nationalist cause to an American audience in 1852, at a time when he was in exile. He argues that Russia presents the only obstruction to freedom and democracy in Hungary, claiming that Russia is supported by despots detrimental to all of Europe and in violation of American principles of freedom. The speech presents an appeal for American support of Hungarian independence.
Description: Scanned, edited and summarized by Bill Fry and James Bjork
Appears in Collections:1848-1900: Revolution, Liberalism, Modernization

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