The Communist manifesto: annotated text

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W.W. Norton, 1988 - Political Science - 210 pages
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Founding document of the modern working-class movement, published in 1848. Explains why communism is derived not from preconceived principles but from facts and from proletarian movements springing from the actual class struggle.

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Contents

Historical and Theoretical Backgrounds of the Communist Manifesto
1
Prefaces by Marx and Engels and Annotated Text
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KARL MARX MANIFESTO OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY
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Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena. He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Man's Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, "The Communist Manifesto" (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marx's most important work, however, may be "Das Kapital" (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism. He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.