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  1. The black bourgeoisie had been hindered by their color from assimilating into white society, and their newly acquired education, values, and middle- class style of life prevented them from returning to their people. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. But the most valuable part of his book is the immense mass of evidence he has collected showing how political sovereignty follows economic sovereignty or rather, revenue, and how all past history has been made up of a series of contests between various kinds of revenue, particularly between rent from landed property and profits from industrial or manufacturing capital, but as this is nothing more than the Class Struggle between the landed aristocracy and the bourgeoisie a struggle sketched by master hands in the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels, we can give Loria no credit for originality, but merely praise his industry in collecting evidence. – Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte
  3. It immediately became the organizing center for what came to be called the " revolutionary democracy," as opposed to the " bourgeoisie – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  4. At Krink, King Jonkvank has the support of his barons, but he's afraid of his urban bourgeoisie and we pay him a handsome subsidy, so he's pro- Terran and anti- Rakkeed. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  5. But at the beginning of the directory, there was belief in nothing; in the great shipwreck of parties, all had been lost, both the virtue of the bourgeoisie and the virtue of the people. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  6. Amid this vast crowd, mainly composed of labourers, mechanics and the petite bourgeoisie assembled to do homage to the memory of the poet of democracy, scarcely an agent was seen; the people were their own police, and not a rough gesture, not a trace of disorder marred the sublime scene. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  7. I should only make myself a laughing- stock for nobles and bourgeoisie to boot. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  8. The British happy- go- lucky ways of marriage are not those of the French bourgeoisie and Jeanne had no notion of British happy- go- lucky ways. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. The Christian bourgeoisie would not be unwilling to cast us as a sacrifice to Socialism, though that would not greatly improve matters. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  10. The tyranny of the bourgeoisie – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  11. John Stuart Mill said that the bourgeoisie would transform Europe into a China; the Russian publicist Hertzen, frightened by the victories of socialism, in 1848, foresaw the end of European civilization, drowned in a wave of blood. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  12. The vote of Thursday has somewhat surprised the bourgeoisie – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  13. The bourgeoisie has, even more than the aristocracy whose place it has been called upon to take, the obligations of the highest virtues. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  14. The nation, the bourgeoisie of which she had once been that little insignificant unit- was now the well- spring whence she drew the means of satisfying her ever- increasing lust for splendour. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  15. The author's theme was the life of the prosperous bourgeoisie in the western coast towns; and he drew their types with a hand that gave evidence of intimate knowledge. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  16. He issued a decree abolishing serfdom, encouraged commerce and industry, and hoped in the impending struggle to find support among the bourgeoisie and peasants, whose gratitude he had earned. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  17. For this he was ready upon occasion to take up arms; not for the purpose of extending the franchise to another handful of the Bourgeoisie or of shifting the profits of government from one set of place- hunters to another. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. Perhaps this simplicity of habits and of thought was the cause of the grandeur of that old bourgeoisie which was certainly grand, free, and noble,- more so, perhaps, than the bourgeoisie of the present day. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. Everywhere, anxiety and disquietude, the royalists not completely satisfied, the generals humiliated, the army without glory and its best officers retired on half- pay, the liberal bourgeoisie suspicious and disposed to join the opposition, the small land- owners anxious for their property which they had received from the Revolution.... – Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 by William Walton
  20. These drawings form a synthesis of the defects of the bourgeoisie which is at the same time amusing and grave. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
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