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Unfinished Revolution Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln

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ISBN-10: 1844677222

ISBN-13: 9781844677221

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robin Blackburn, Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, Raya Dunaevskaya, Frederick Engels

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 5/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader and a state legislator in the 1830s. After a series of highly publicized debates in 1858, during which Lincoln spoke out against the expansion of slavery, he lost the U.S. Senate race to his archrival, Democrat…    

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.

Friedrich Engels is perhaps best remembered as the confidant, colleague, and benefactor of Karl Marx. Engels was born into a Calvinist family on November 28, 1820. The family owned fabric mills in the Rhineland and had business interests in Manchester, England, Engels joined the family business at age 16; he never had a formal university education. Despite his family's industrial background, Engels was sympathetic to the poverty of the working masses. At age 18 he published an attack on industrial poverty, and later joined the Hegelian movement that so influenced Marx and bothered conservative Prussian authorities. Engels first met Marx in 1842, while Marx was editor of a radical newspaper…    

Introduction
Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address
Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address
Karl Marx
The North American Civil War
The American Question in England
The Civil War in the United States
The American Civil War
A Criticism of American Affairs
Abolitionist Demonstrations in America
Letters
Letter from Marx to Annenkov
Letters between Marx and Engels
Letters between Marx and Lincoln
Articles
Woodbull & Claflin
Independence vs. Dependence! Which?
The Rights of Children
Interview with Karl Marx
Conclusion to Black and White
Preface to the American Edition of The Condition of the Working-Class in England
Speeches at the Founding of the Industrial Workers of the World
Acknowledgments