The Historical Background of the Communist Manifesto

  title={The Historical Background of the Communist Manifesto},
  author={George R. Boyer},
  • G. Boyer
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Economics, History
This paper attempts to place the economic analysis of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels's Communist Manifesto in historical perspective. The author begins by summarizing the analysis of capitalist economic development in the Manifesto, and showing how it was strongly influenced by developments in the cotton industry in Manchester, England. He then examines the economic, social, and political conditions in Manchester and the surrounding cotton towns during the 1830s and 1840s, drawing on the views… 

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