1850s

Works of Mikhail Bakunin - reading guide

Bakunin selected writings

Works of the founder of Anarchism Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876) or published collections of works of Bakunin.
(for biographies of Bakunin see here)

Biographies of and works about Mikhail Bakunin - reading guide

Mikhail Bakunin

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of and works about the founder of Anarchism Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876) with considerable reference to his politics in chronological order. No works by Bakunin except in edited collections or extracts.

The trial of Joseph Déjacque

French cartoon satirisng the courts role in censorship in the 1800s

Transcript of a trial of Joseph Déjacque and a printer for the attempted publishing of a book of fables against the government of the Second French Republic and the capitalist system. Contains some fragments of the text submitted for evidence.

The Servile War - Joseph Déjacque

Article in Le Libertaire about the Harpers Ferry uprising by a group of abolitionists lead by John Brown

Speech at the Anniversary of The People's Paper - Karl Marx

Delivered at a Chartist banquet in London on April 14, 1856.

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1910) John Spargo

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1910) John Spargo

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
John Spargo was a founding member, intellectual and editor of the Socialist Party of America in 1901 before becoming a Republican party supporter by 1924.

Biographies of Karl Marx - reading guide

Karl Marx, Jenny Marx, Eleanor Marx, Laura Marx and Friedrich Engels

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable English-language biographies of the life of Karl Marx in chronological order

1857: Brazilian Slaves Strike Against ID Tags

In 1857 a mix of slaves and free black labourers struck to resist an ID tag system and tax on their trade.

On the History of the Communist League, 1836-1852 - Engels