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Marx-Engels Works

 

 The International Workingmen's Association
(The First International)

scene from Congress

 Documents and Writings
1864 - 1874

History of the First International
Letter from Marx to Engels. 4 Nov 1864

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Original notice of meeting
Membership form
Engels' membership card

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Minutes of
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Oct 1864 to Aug 1866
Sep 1866 to Aug 1868

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Marx & Engels Writings

1864
The Inaugural Address of the International Oct 27
Document: General Rules and Administrative Regulations Oct 27
Letter from Marx to Engels, Marx joins the International Nov 04
Resolution On the Composition of the Provisional Central Council Nov 08
Letter From Marx to Abraham Lincoln, on his re-election Nov 19
Resolution On Terms of Admission of Organisations to the International Nov 22
Letter from Marx to the Editor of the Stuttgart Beobachter Nov 28
Resolution On the Composition of the Provisional Central Council Nov 29
Notes for A speech by Marx on France's "historical friendship" with Poland Dec
1865
Resolutions On the Composition of the Provisional Central Council Jan 24
"On Proudhon", Letter from Marx to J. B. SchweitzerJan 24
Letter from Marx & Engels to the Editor of the Social-Democrat Feb 6
The Prussian Military Question and the German Workers' Party (E) Feb 12
Letter to the Editor of the Social-Democrat (ME) Feb 23
On The Prussian Military Question and the German Workers' Party (E) Feb 27
Resolutions: The Central Council on the Conflict in the Paris Section (M) Mar 7
The Prussian Military Question and the German Workers' Party (M) Mar 17
Statement Regarding the Causes of the Breach with the Social-Democrat (M) Mar 19
Letter from Marx to the Berliner Reform Mar 28
The "President of Mankind" (M) Apr 8
A Correction (M) Apr 13
Address: To US President Johnson (M) May 9
Value, Price and Profit, (M) Jun 27
Resolution On the Convocation of a General Congress in 1866 (M) Sep 19
Minutes Of London Conference of The International Sep 26
1866
Resolution On the Procedure of Discussing the Congress Programme (M) Jan 23
What Have the Working Classes to Do with Poland? (E) Mar 24
Document: A Warning (M) May 4
Resolution: On the Programme of the Geneva Congress (M) Jul 31
Instructions: For the Congress Delegates on the Different Questions. (M) Aug 30
Resolution: Gratitude to the Delegates to the Geneva Congress Sep 18
1867
Speech To the Polish Meeting in London. (M) Jan 22
Letter: A Correction for Zeitung fur Norddeutschland (M) Feb 18
Resolutions On the Agenda of the Lausanne Congress (M) Jul 23
Resolution: On the Attitude The League of Peace and Freedom (M) Aug 13
Resolution: The Fenian Prisoners at Manchester and the IWMA (M) Nov 20
1868
The Position of the International on Prussian Protectionist Tariffs May 12
Resolution on Changing the Place of the International's Congress in 1868 Jun 2
Resolution of the General Council on Félix Pyat's Provocative Behaviour Jul 7
Declaration on the British Government's Attitude Towards Tsarist Russia Jul 14
Draft Resolution on the Consequences of Using Machinery under Capitalism Proposed by the General Council to the Brussels Congress Aug 11
To the Executive Committee of the General Association of German Workers Aug 18
Draft Resolution on the Reduction of the Working Day for the Brussels Congress Aug 25
The Fourth Annual Report of the General Council (M) Sep 1
To the Directorate of the Schiller Institute Sep 16
On the Dissolution of the Lassallean Workers' Association (E) Oct 3
Connections Between the IWMA and English Working Men's Organisations Oct 4
How Gladstone's Bank Letter of 1866 Procured a Loan of Six Millions for Russia Nov 9
Preamble to Resolutions of the Geneva (1866) and Brussels (1868) Congresses Nov 3
Statement to the German Workers' Educational Society in London Nov 23
The IWMA and the International Alliance of Socialist Democracy(M) Dec 22
1869
Resume of General Council Meetings. IWMA to the Editor of The Bee-HiveJan 6
Report on the Miners' Guilds in the Coalfields of Saxony Feb 21
General Council to Central Bureau of International Alliance of Socialist Democracy (M) Mar 9
The Belgian Massacres. To the Workmen of Europe and the United StatesApr 4
Address: To the National Labour Union (US) (M) May 12
Resolution: The "Right of Inheritance" Jul 20
GC Report: On the Right of Inheritance (M) Aug 3
To the Fourth Annual Congress of the IWMA (M) Aug 3
Draft Resolution on Policy of British Government Towards the Irish Prisoners Nov 16
1870
The General Council to the Federal Council of Romance Switzerland (M) Jan 1
Obituary: Citizen Robert Shaw Jan 4
The English Government and the Fenian Prisoners Feb 21
Concerning the Conflict in the Lyons Section Mar 8
The General Council of the IWMA to Committee Members of the Russian Section in Geneva Mar 24
Confidential Communication (M) Mar 28
To the International Metalworkers' Society Apr 18
GC Declaration on the Persecution of the Members of the French Sections May 3
Draft GC Resolution: On the "French Federal Section in London" May 10
GC Resolution: On The Bee-Hive May 17
GC Resolution: On the Convocation of the Congress in Mainz May 17
To the Committee of the German Social-Democratic Workers' Party (ME) Jun 14
On the Federal Committee of Romance Switzerland Jun 29
The Lock-out of the Building Trades at Geneva Jul 5
Programme for the 5th Congress (M) Jul 14
Confidential Communication to All Sections Jul 14
Programme for the Mainz Congress of the International Jul 14
Marx’s First Address on the Franco-Prussian War Jul 23
Notes on the War Jul 29
To the Committee of the Social-Democratic Workers Aug 2
To the Committee of the Social-Democratic Workers' Party Aug 30
Marx’s Second Address on the Franco-Prussian War Sep 9
On Arrest of Central Committee members of Social-Democratic Workers' Party Sep 14
To the Sixth Congress of the Belgian Sections of the IWMA Dec 23
1871
On the Freedom of the Press and Meetings in Germany Jan 16
To the Spanish Federal Council of the IWMA Feb 13
The Aspect of Affairs in Russia Mar 15
Statement by the General Council to the Editor of The Times and Other Papers (M) Mar 22
Letter from Marx to the Editorial Boards of the Volksstaat and the Zukunft Mar 23
Letter from Marx to the Editor of De Werker Mar 31
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Times Apr 3
On the Cigar-Workers' Strike in Antwerp Apr 5
Appeal to Weavers' & Spinners' Trade Unions of Manchester for Assistance to Spanish Textile Workers' Strike Apr 18
Resolution of the General Council Expelling Henri Louis Tolain from the IWMA Apr 25
Once Again "Herr Vogt" May 10
Third Address on the Franco-Prussian War (Commune) May 30
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Pall Mall Gazette Jun 9
Statement by the General Council on Jules Favre's Circular Jun 12
Statement by the General Council to the Editor of The Standard Jun 20
Statement by the General Council on George Jacob Holyoake's Letter (E) Jun 21
Letter from the General Council to the Editor of The Spectator (resp. Examiner) Jun 21
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Daily News Jun 27
Statement by the General Council on the Letters of G. J. Holyoake and B. Lucraft (E) Jun 27
Letter to Max Friedländer, the Editor of the Neue Freie Presse (M) Jun 30
The Address The Civil War in France and the English Press Jun 30
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Pall Mall Gazette Jun 30
Mr. Washburne, the American Ambassador, in Paris Jul 11
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Morning Advertiser Jul 11
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Standard Jul 17
Mazzini's Statement against the IWMA Jul 28
Covering Letter by Marx to the Editor of The Times Aug 7
Letter from Engels to the Editor of The Times Aug 7
Letter from Marx to the Editor of L'International Aug 17
Letter from Marx to the Editor of Public Opinion Aug 19
Letter from Marx to the Editor of Public Opinion Aug 26
Letter from Marx to the Editor of the Gaulois Aug 24
Letter to the Editor of The Sun, Charles Dana Aug 25
The Commune and Archbishop Darboy Aug 29
Letter from Marx to the Editor of La Vérité Aug 29
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Evening Standard Aug 30
Propositions to the General Council on Preparations for London Conference Sep 4
Propositions to Be Submitted to the Conference by the General Council Sep 5
The London Conference of the IWMA Sep 17
On the Activity of the Alliance of Socialist Democracy. Record of the Speech at the Sitting of the Conference Commission (M) 18 Sep
Motions of the General Council Adopted by the Conference 18 Sep
Speech: Political Action and the Working Class Sep 20
On the Political Action of the Working Class Sep 21
Resolution of the London Conference relating to the Split in Romance Switzerland Sep 26
Resolutions of IWMA Conference in London 17th-23rd September 1871 Sep 23
General Rules and Administrative Regulations of the IWMA, New edition Oct 24
Resolution of the General Council Expelling Gustave Durand from the IWMA (E) Oct 7
To Enrico Bignami, Editor of La Plebe (E) Oct 13
Declaration on Nechayev's Misuse of the Name of the IWMA Oct 14
Resolution of the General Council on the Rules of the French Section of 1871 Oct 17
On Progress of IWMA in Italy and Spain. Engels' Report at General Council of October 17, 1871 Oct 21
Letter from Engels to the Gazzettino Rosa: Covering Letter to the "Declaration of the General Council on Nechayev's Misuse of the Name of the IWMA" Oct 20
Statement by the General Council Concerning Alexander Baillie Cochrane's Letter Oct 31
On the Company Swindle in England Nov 4
Resolution of the General Council on the French Section of 1871 Nov 7
Garibaldi's Statement and Its Effects on the Working Classes in Italy. Engels' Record of His Report at the General Council Meeting of November 7, 1871 (E) Nov 7
Working Men's Congress at Rome. — Bebel's Speeches in the Reichstag Nov 14
Declaration by Marx Nov 17
Statement to the Editors of the Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsbilatt Nov 24
Engels to the Federal Council of the Spanish Region in Madrid Nov 25
Letter from Engels to the Editors of II Proletario Italiano Nov 29
Credentials for Giuseppe Boriani (E) Nov 30
The Position of the Danish Members of the International on the Agrarian Question. Engels' Report at the General Council of December 5,1871 Dec 5
On the Position of the International's Sections in European Countries Dec 10
Declaration Sent by the General Council to the Editors of Italian Newspapers Concerning Mazzini's Articles about the International Dec 6
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Eastern Post Dec 20
1872
Pamphlet: Fictitious Splits in the International (ME) Mar 5
US Federation Split Mar 5
Notes on the "American Split" May
The Nationalization of the Land Jun 15
Resolution on Working Class Parties Sept
Speech: The Political Battleground Sep 8
The Congress of Sonvillier and the International Jan 3
Letter to The Eastern Post (M) Jan 20
Letter to The Eastern Post (M) Jan 28
Letter to Gazzettino Rosa (E) Feb 7
To the Section of Commercial Employees in Barcelona Feb 16
Declaration of the General Council of the IWMA Feb 20
Fictitious Splits in the International. Private Circular from the General Council Mar 5
Resolutions on the Split in the United States' Federation Passed by the General Council, 5th & 12th March, 1872 Mar 12
Letter: To La Liberté Mar 12
Resolutions of the Meeting Held to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Paris Commune Mar 18
To the Spanish Federal Council Mar 27
The Nationalisation of the Land Jun 15
To Citizen Delegates of the Regional Spanish Congress Assembled at Saragossa Apr 3
To the Saragossa Congress Apr 6
Declaration of the General Council of the IWMA Concerning Cochrane's Speech in the House of Commons (M) Apr 16
Letter from Engels to the Society of Ferrarese Workers Apr 16
Letters from London. — I. The English Agricultural Labourers' Strike Apr 20
On the Police Persecution of the Member of the International Theodore Cuno Apr 23
To the Society of Ferrarese Workers May 10
Relations Between the Irish Sections and the British Federal Council May 14
Declaration of General Council Concerning the Universal Federalist Council May 20
Stefanoni and the International Again May 23
Marx’s Reply to Brentano's Article May 23
Letter from Engels to the Emancipation of the Proletarian Society in TurinJun 14
The Housing Question, by EngelsJun 26
Announcement of the General Council on the Convocation and the Agenda of the Congress at The Hague Jun 29
Resolutions of the Sub-Committee on Mikhail Bakunin and the Alliance Jul 5
The International in America Jul 9
To Citizen Vincenzo Spotti, Secretary of the Committee for the Emancipation of the Working Classes in Parma (E) Jul 18
To the Striking Miners of the Ruhr Valley Jul 21
The General Council's Reply to the Protest of the Jura Federation Against the Convening of a Congress at The Hague Jul 28
Marx’s Reply to Brentano's Second Article Jul 28
Amendments to the General Rules and Administrative Regulations of the IWMA Adopted by the General Council in the Summer of 1872 August
The General Council to All the Members of the IWMA Aug 6
Letter from Marx & Engels to the Spanish Sections of the IWMA Aug 8
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Times Aug 16
The General Council to the New Madrid Federation (E) Aug 15
On the Rimini Conference Aug 24
Address of the General Council to the Italian Sections of the IWMA Concerning the Rimini Conference Aug 23
Resolution on the Behaviour of Members of the General Council at the CongressAug 28
Report of the General Council to 5th Annual Congress, The Hague, 2-7 September 1872(M) August
Report on Alliance of Socialist Democracy Presented in the Name of the General Council to the Congress at The Hague (E) August
The Hague Congress (E) Sep 2
Motion for the Procedure of Debate on the General Rules and Administrative Regulations Sep 6
Proposal on the Transfer of the Seat and on the Composition of the General Council for 1872 Sep 6
Resolutions of the General Congress Held at The Hague (E) Sep 2-7
On the Hague Congress. A Correspondent's Report of a Speech Made at a Meeting in Amsterdam on September 8, 1872 Sep 15
To the Editor of Le Corsaire Sep 12
To the Editor of The Daily News Sep 17
On the Hague Congress of the International Sep 17
The Congress at The Hague (Letter to Enrico Bignami) Oct 1
Imperative Mandates at the Hague Congress Oct 4
Letters from London. — II. More about the Hague Oct 5
To the British Federal Council, IWMA Concerning Portuguese Strikes Oct 16
To the Editors of Der Volksstaat Oct 20
Report to the General Council of the I.W.M.A. upon the Situation in Spain, Portugal and Italy (E) Oct 31
To the Workers' and Peasants' Association of Lower Lombardy in Lodi Nov 13
Letters from London. — III. Meeting in Hyde Park Nov 14
Mandate to E. Larroque Dec 9
Letters from London. — IV. Meeting in Hyde Park. — Situation in Spain (E) Dec 11
Letter from Marx & Engels to the Editor of The International Dec 20
The Manchester Foreign Section to All Members of the British Federation Dec 20
Address of the British Federal Council to the Sections, Branches, Affiliated Societies and Members of the IWMA Dec 23
1873
Political Indifferentism (M) Jan
Letter from Marx to the Editor of The Times Jan 2
The "Crisis" in Prussia (E) Jan 15
Reply to the Second Circular of the Self-styled Majority of the British Federal Council Jan 25
News on the Activities of the International on the Continent Jan 11
Notes for the General Council Feb 8
The Republic in Spain Mar 7
On Authority (E) March
News on the International Labour Movement Mar 22
To the Ceneral Council of the IWMA Apr 15
On the Articles in the Neuer Social-Democrat (From a Letter to A. Hepner) May 07
The International and the NeuerMay 02
Communication from the Continent May 22
To the General Council of the IWMA Jun 14
From the International Jun 20
Note on a Review of E. Renan's L'Antechrist Jul 18
Comment upon Giuseppe Garibaldi's Letter to Prospero Crescio Jul 13
The Alliance of Socialist Democracy and the IWMA. Report and Documents Published by Decision of the Hague Congress of the International August
The Bakuninists at Work. An Account of the 1873 Spanish Revolt Oct 31
Varia on GermanyDec/Jan 74
1874
The English Elections Feb 22
The Imperial Military LawMar 8