The Dreyfus affair remains one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in modern times. Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the Third Republic in the traumatic years after the Franco-Prussian War. This wide-ranging survey - the only short modern account in English anchors the Affair in its full social and political context. Organised round a narrative of events, it offers portraits of all the main characters, substantial extracts from key sources in fresh translations, a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed chronology.
Table of Contents
1. The First Dreyfus Affair: November 1894- January 1895. 2. The Search for the Real Culprit and the Beginnings of the Campaign for a Retrial. 3. The Crisis From J'Accuse...! to Cavaignac's Speech: January to July 1898. 4. The Death of Henry, the Review, the Rennes Trial and Dreyfus's Pardon. 5. Retrial and Pardon: The 1894 Judgement is Set Aside. Epilogue. Footnotes. Further Reading. Index