The Marx/Engels Collected Works is the largest collection of translations of the complete works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels covering the period 1835-1895. The 50 volumes contain all the written works of Marx and Engels including formerly unpublished manuscripts and letters. The volumes are organised into three groups: (1) philosophical, historical, political, economic and other works, in chronological order; (2) Marx’s Capital with his preliminary versions and works directly connected with it, particularly the Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58, better known under the editorial heading Grundisse der Kritik der Politischen Okonomie ; (3) the letters of Marx and Engels, which are extremely rich in theoretical content and provide an indispensable source for the study of the biographies of Marx and Engels. This digital collection gives scholars access to the complete oeuvre in a fully searchable format.
Volume 7 contains the works Marx and Engels wrote between March and November 1848. It is the first of three volumes (numbers 7 to 9), that gather together in English, material that reflects their activities during the revolutionary years 1848-1849. The bulk of Volume 7 consists of articles by Marx and Engels published in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung. They clearly reflect their direct participation in the revolutionary struggle and the tactics they used during the German and European revolution. Their articles in support of Italians, Poles, Czechs and other oppressed nations express their internationalist attitudes towards national liberation movements. The Appendices contain various documents relating to Marx and Engel’s practical work among the people, the foundation of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, an organ of the revolutionary proletarian wing of German and European democracy.