Helen Macfarlane, a young British woman, was living in Vienna when she was radicalized by the 1848 Revolution. On returning to England in 1850, she became a journalist for the radical wing of the Chartist movement. The Chartists received support from such luminaries as Karl Marx and Fredrich Engles; the latter had written on the movement's political significance. It was Marx who described Macfarlane as the most original writer in the Chartist press. Macfarlane was the first English translator of The Communist Manifesto. Her original translation is included in this edition. She is also the first of the British to comment, critically and extensively, on the revolutionary implications of Hegel's philosophy. After having been hidden for a century her stature as a revolutionary, writer, and feminist emerges in David Black's seminal work. With diligent research into her life and work, Black, in Helen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist, and Philosopher in Mid 19th Century England, recreates her intellectual and political world at a key turning point in European history. This work also includes Macfarlane's original translation of The Communist Manifesto.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Interrogating History Chapter 2 The Making of Red Republicanism Chapter 3 Hegel's England Chapter 4 Fraternal Democrats Chapter 5 The Mystery of a Nom de Plume Chapter 6 Humbug Manufactures and Rosewater Sentimentalists Chapter 7 Christianity and Socialism Chapter 8 Helen Macfarlane's Interpretation of Hegel Chapter 9 Antigone in 1848 Chapter 10 Thomas Carlyle and the Red Republicans Chapter 11 Translator of The Communist Manifesto Chapter 12 Theory and Organization Chapter 13 "A Rare Bird:" Marx's Encounter with Macfarlane Chapter 14 The End of Chartism Chapter 15 The Legacy of Hegelian Marxism 16 Appendix A, The Published Writings of Helen Macfarlane 17 Appendix B, The Communist Manifesto: Helen Macfarlane's 1850 Translation