MIA: M.I.A. Library: Marx & Engels: Selected Works


“Notes on my literary-political activity”
by Marx in Letter to Nikolai Danielson. October 7 1868

Dr K. Marx, born 1818 in Trier (Rhenish Prussia).

1842-43: Editor-in-chief of the Rheinische Zeitung (Cologne).

This newspaper is forcibly suppressed by the Prussian government. Marx goes to Paris; publishes there, together with Arnold Ruge, the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher (Paris, 1844).

At the end of 1844, Marx is expelled from France by Guizot; proceeds to Brussels. Together with Friedrich Engels publishes The Holy Family, or Critique of Critical Criticism. Against Bruno Bauer and Company (Frankfurt am Main, 1845). (This work, like the essays by Marx in the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, are directed against the ideological mysticism of Hegelian and, in general, speculative philosophy.)

Also published during the stay in Brussels: The Poverty of Philosophy. Response to Philosophie de la misère by Proudhon (Brussels and Parts, 1847).

Speech on Free Trade (Brussels, 1848).

Finally, at the beginning of 1848, together with Friedrich Engels: Manifesto of the Communist Party (London).

Shortly after the outbreak of the February revolution, Marx is expelled from Belgium; receives at the same time from the French provisional government an invitation to return to France; proceeds to Paris and, in April 1848, to Cologne (Germany), publishing there: Neue Rheinische Zeitung (from June 1848 to May 1849). Also there:

Two Political Trials (Cologne, 1849). (Containing the trial proceedings and Marx’s defence speeches at the Assizes. Marx charged on one occasion with insulting the procureur du roi, and on the other, after the Prussian coup d'état (Manteuffel), with inciting rebellion. In both cases Marx acquitted by the jury.)

In the course of May 1849, the Neue Rheinische Zeitung is suppressed by the Prussian government and Marx expelled from Prussia. Proceeds once more to Paris. Again expelled from France; proceeds at the end of October 1849 to London, where he still resides. During his stay there, publishes: Neue Rheinische Zeitung. Politisch-Oekonomische Revue (1850, Hamburg and New York).

The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (New York, 1852).

Revelations of the Communist Trial in Cologne (1853, two editions, one in Basle, one in Boston, United States).

Pamphlets Against Lord Palmerston (London Birmingham, Glasgow, 1853-1854).

Critique of Political Economy (Berlin 1859).

Herr Vogt (London, 1860).

1851-1861, continuous contributions in English to the New-York Tribune, Putnam’s Revue and The New American Cyclopedia.

1864: The foundation programme of the ‘International Working Men’s Association’, that is: Address to the Working People of Europe and the Rules of the Association, later (1866) definitively sanctioned at the congress of the International Working Men’s Association at Geneva. Marx continuously, up to the present, Member of the General Council of the International Workingmen’s Association, and its Secretary for Germany.

1867: Capital etc.