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Works of Frederick Engels 1894

The Peasant Question in France and Germany

Source: Volume 3 of the Selected Works;
Written: between November 15-22, 1894;
First Published: in Die Neue Zeit, 1894-95;
Translated: by Progress Publishers;
Transcribed: by, October 1993.

Engels' The Peasant Question in France and Germany was part of the current debate around agrarian issues. Engels wrote it as rebuttal to various French Socialists (like Vollmar) and the agrarian programme adopted in Marseilles in 1892 and supplemented in Nantes in 1894 (Frankfurt Congress of German Social-Democrats). In it, Engels discusses a policy of alliance between the working class and the working peasantry.


Part 1: France

Part 2: Germany