Pauline Roland


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Pauline Roland born Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France June 7, 1805 (d. 1851). French feminist historian; St. Simonian Socialist; pacifist. Spent seven months in prison for socialist agitation and opposition to Napoleon III coup, 1850; died due to suffering life sentence in Algerian prison, 1851.


Sisters of America! Your socialist sisters of France are united with you in the vindication of the right of woman to civil and political equality.” (Jeanne Deroin, Pauline Roland, Paris, St. Lazare Prison, June 15, 1851; portrait accadde)