Part I: The Adventures of the Communist Manifesto


The Manifesto in 1848

 1. The London-Brussels Connection.               2. The Communist League.                                     

 3. Who Wrote the Manifesto?                           4. A Dark-Green Pamphlet.                                 

 5. Whose Manifesto Was It?                             6. Some Historical Controversies. 

 7. The Misdating Problem.                                  8. The Manifesto in the Revolution of 1848.        

  9. The Phantom Translations of Forty-Eight.

From 1848 to the Paris Commune

10. The Manifesto After the Revolution.       11. Helen Macfarlane and the First English Translation. 

12. Fade-Out in the Fifties.                               13. The Sixties: Lassalle and Hirschfeld. 

14. The Meyer Edition of 1866.                        15. The Late Sixties: Liebknecht’s Modest Proposal.

16. English Sideshow.                                        17. Russian Sideshow. 

Up to the Death of Marx

18. In the Wake of the Paris Commune            19. Liebknecht’s Fake Edition of 1872. 

20. In the Wake of the Paris Commune: II.      21. In the Wake of the Paris Commune: III. 

22. Editions and Proposed Editions of 1882. 

After the Death of Marx

23. Marx’s Death. Editions of 1883.                            24. Johann Most Hijacks the Manifesto. 

25. The Three Versions of Laura Marx Lafargue.     26. The Authorized EnglishTranslation of 1888. 

27. International Roundup 1883- 1895.                       28. English Translations: Survey from 1888 to the Present. 


Part II: Parallel Texts

Preface: Why a New Translation? 


I. Bourgeois and Proletarians                   II. Proletarians and Communists         

III. Socialist and Communist Literature 

1. Reactionary Socialism

(a) Feudal Socialism                            (b) Petty-Bourgeois Socialism 

(c) German or True Socialism 

2. Conservative or Bourgeois Socialism     3.Critical-Utopian Socialism and Communism 

lV. Position of the Communists on the Various Opposition Parties 

Part III: Annotations

Intoductory Note

Notes to the Preamble