Wiosna Ludów na sądeckiej prowincji

Stanisław Grodziski,

Jacek Żuławski


Revolutionary atmosphere of the Revolutions of 1848 reached Galicia directly after the bloody events of 1846, thus it was considerably less intense. It was due to the uncertainty about how would peasants react to that revolutionary wave and the fact that numerous local activists either died or dispersed. Despite that, political animation, apart from Cracow and Lviv, reached the Sącz region as well. The present article discusses revolutionary activity on the basis of local source materials preserved in private collections of landowners and representatives of intelligentsia. Those activists (their interesting letters and manuscripts have been preserved) did not aim at armed combat, instead they demanded the abolishment of the privileges of the nobility and serfdom of the peasants and postulated agrarian reform. “National Council of the Sącz District” developed its activity, which later had a big influence on the development of Galicia’s independence.