Collected Works, Volume 19: Marx and Engels 1861-64
Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
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Volume 19 contains articles and documents Marx and Engels wrote between late January 1861 and early June 1864. Many articles written for the New-York Daily Tribune and the Viennese newspaper Die Presse in 1861 and 1862 deal with the US Civil War. They contain the first-ever scholarly assessment of the war as a progressive turning-point in the history of the United States. Marx regarded the war as a form of bourgeois-democratic revolution. The political movements of the working class in European countries in support of the Northern states provided Marx and Engels with material for developing further the theory of the class struggle. Other articles are concerned with economic problems, the home and foreign policy of the European powers, colonialism and the working-class and national liberation movements.
Marx/Engels Collected Works (MECW) is the largest collection of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It contains all works published by Marx and Engels in their lifetimes and numerous unpublished manuscripts and letters. The Collected Works, which was translated by Richard Dixon and others, consists of 50 volumes. It was compiled and printed between 1975 and 2005 by Progress Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and International Publishers (New York).
The Collected Works contains material written by Marx between 1835 and his death in 1883, and by Engels between 1838 and his death in 1895. The early volumes include juvenilia, including correspondence between Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. Several volumes collect the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.
Other volumes in the Collected Works contain well-known works of Marx and Engels, including The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and previously unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The Collected Works includes 13 volumes of correspondence by the mature Marx and Engels, covering the period from 1844 through 1895.
Although the Collected Works is the most complete collection of the work by Marx and Engels published to date in English, it is not their complete works. A project to publish the pair's complete works in German is expected to require more than 120 volumes.
both Houses of Congress, repealed the Missouri Compromise, placed slavery and freedom on the same footing, commanded the Union government to treat them both with equal indifference and left it to the sovereignty of the people, that is, the majority of the settlers, to decide whether or not slavery was to be introduced in a Territory. Thus, for the first time in the history of the United States, every geographical and legal limit to the extension of slavery in the Territories was removed. Under
publishes a very foolish article, in which, from statistics given as to the population and the area of the United States, he arrives at the conclusion that there would be room enough for the establishment of at least seven vast empires, and that, consequently, "the dream of universal dominion" ought to be banished from the hearts of the Unionists. 3 The only rational inference which The Economist might have drawn from its own statistical statements, viz., that the Northerners, even if they liked
Tribune, No. 6445, November 29, 1861.— Ed. c Cochrane's message to soldiers, New-York Daily Tribune, No. 6433, November 15, 1861.— Ed. d Cameron's speech to soldiers, New-York Daily Tribune, same issue.— Ed. e C. B. Smith.— Ed. f T h e Smith-Cameron polemic was discussed in a report from Washington and published in The Times, No. 24111, December 9, 1861.— Ed. 116 Karl Marx arms at Fort Monroe. 130 T h e old leaders of the Democratic Party, Senator Dickinson and Croswell (a former member of
during his testimony proved at any rate that he had no more idea than a dung-beetle of the filth of the material he moved in". English trade must have sunk deep indeed, if it needed such a protector. This unworthy spy system would give Stubbs a fearful weapon for extortion, etc. A Slander Trial 123 T h e Lord Chief Baron, 139 who was sitting as judge, 3 threw his summing-up into the balance for the defence. He concluded with the words: " T h e jury owe much to the freedom of the press; but
school,166 is declared to be unworthy of his place in the ministry. b For last Tuesday, c at a public meeting in Northampton, whose parliamentary representative he is, Gilpin, a former bookseller, a demagogue and an apostle of moderation, whom nobody will take for a hero, criminally urged the English people to prevent by public demonstrations an untimely recognition of the Southern Confederacy, which he inconsiderately stigmatised as an offspring of slavery. As if, The Times indignantly exclaims,