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 The 50 volumes contain all the written works of Marx and Engels including formerly unpublished manuscripts and letters.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 9 is the last in the group of volumes (7-9), covering the activities of Marx and Engels during the revolutions of 1848-49. It encompasses the period from March to August 1849 and consists mainly of articles written by Marx and Engels for Neue Rheinische Zeitung, an organ of the revolutionary proletarian wing of German and European democracy. This volume also contains several articles which Marx and Engels published in the still surviving German democratic newspapers when Neue Rheinische Zeitung was suppressed.
The material presented in this volume enables researchers to trace the new features which appeared in the strategy and tactics of Marx and Engels at this stage of the revolution, with their endeavour to bring about the organisational separation of the working class from the democratic movement in general, and to create a political mass party of the proletariat. The appendices in this volume throw further light on aspects of their practical activities during the period of growing harassment of the democratic working-class movements and their newspapers.