Works of Marx and Engels


* 1871 —
Workers sieze and hold power in Paris Commune, March - May

“The proletarians of Paris, amidst the failures and treasons of the ruling classes, have understood that the hour has struck for them to save the situation by taking into their own hands the direction of public affairs, to render themselves masters of their own destinies, by seizing upon the governmental power.” Civil War in France]

Major Works

Letters to the Editor, Marx & Engels

Notes on the War, Pall Mall Gazette, 29 Jul 1870-18 Feb 1871.
International Workingmen's Association, 1871
including Political Action & the Working Class (Marx)
On the Political Action of the Working Class (Engels) &
& Speech on Paris Commune at Banquet of the International (Marx)

“But the working class cannot simply lay hold of the ready-made state machinery, and wield it for its own purposes.” [Civil War in France]


Minor Works

Articles in The Eastern Post
Articles on Ireland by Jenny Marx
New York World Interview with Marx

Escape from Post-Commune France!, Jenny Marx

“After every revolution marking a progressive phase in the class struggle, the purely repressive character of the state power stands out in bolder and bolder relief.” [Civil War in France]