1870s

She stood on the barricades - Robyn Karina

Elisabeth Dmitrieff

A brief account of Elisabeth Dmitrieff, an eager revolutionary from Russia, and her journey in organising thousands of working class women during the Paris Commune of 1871 at only 20 years old.

1874: The Tompkins Square Police Riot

An account of a cop riot in 1874 where mounted police attacked public demonstrations by organised Unemployed workers associations in New York. Taken from wikipedia.

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 biographies of the life of Karl Marx in chronological order

Programme of Polish socialists (1878)

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The following programme, also known as the Brussels Programme, was written in 1878 by a group of socialists in Warsaw. Some of its authors included Ludwik Waryński, future founder of the International Social Revolutionary Party "Proletariat", Szymon Diksztajn, member of Proletariat and author of brochures popularising Marxism in Poland, as well as Stanisław Mendelson, one of the founders of the Polish Socialist Party.

The battle of the Little Bighorn, narrated by an Indian who fought in it

An account of the battle of Little Big Horn by Two Moon a Cheyenne chief who took part in it.

Notes on Bakunin's book 'Statehood and anarchy' - Karl Marx

Marx responds to Bakunin's criticisms of Marx and Marxism. Marx's comments were written at the end of 1874 as he read Bakunin's book as part of his efforts to learn Russian and to study Russian society.

The Australian maritime strike, 1878-1879

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A short history of the 1878 strike of sailors and maritime workers in Australia which prevented the seaman being sacked and replaced by cheaper workers.

The great railroad strike, 1877 - Howard Zinn

Sketch of the Chicago Battle of the Viaduct during the Great Railroad Strike.

Howard Zinn's short history of the biggest industrial dispute in American history by that time, shutting down half the country's rail network.