Karl Marx (Library of World Biography Series) / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Karl Marx, part of the Library of World Biography Series, explores the Industrial Revolution by detailing the life and work of Karl Marx. The text is aimed primarily at undergraduates with little or no background knowledge of Marx or his theories. This book covers the important aspects of his life and the major theoretical arguments of his work. It also explores the Industrial Revolution through the lens of Marx's view of socialism, not simply as an ethical idea but also as a way of framing the industrial system and its impact on workers.
Each interpretive biography in the Library of World Biography Series focuses on a person whose actions and ideas either significantly influenced world events or whose life reflects important themes and developments in global history.
About the Author
William A. Pelz
Born in a working class district on the south side of Chicago, William A. Pelz is an academic historian. A specialist in European and comparative labor history, Pelz is the author of the Against Capitalism: the European Left on the March. He is currently a professor at Elgin Community College and director of the Institute of Working Class History (Chicago).
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 MARX BEFORE THE MANIFESTO
CHAPTER 2 A SPECTER IS HAUNTING EUROPE?
CHAPTER 3 LONDON: INTO EXILE AND POVERTY
CHAPTER 4 WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE: THE INTERNATIONAL WORKING MEN’S ASSOCIATION (IWMA)
CHAPTER 5 DAS KAPITAL AND THE ECONOMICS OF INDUSTRIALISM
CHAPTER 6 "ALL I KNOW IS I’M NOT A MARXIST”: MARX’S LAST YEARS
CHAPTER 7 THE MEANING OF MARX
Glossary of People
Glossary of Terms
A Note on Sources
For Further Study