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Marx and Engels on the American Civil War

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May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marx and Engels on the American Civil War
Andrew Zimmerman will discuss the writings of Marx and Engels on the American Civil War,
emphasizing the importance of these writings for thinking about race, class, and revolution today.
The American Civil War so profoundly shaped Marx and Engels’s understanding of social revolution
and international politics that it marks a watershed in the history of communism as much as it does
in the history of the United States. Andrew Zimmerman will lead a discussion emphasizing the
relevance of both Marxism and the Civil War for understanding our present moment.  The text,
The Civil War in the United States, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, is available through
8 PM eastern, 7 PM central, 5 PM pacific
Biography: Andrew Zimmerman is a Professor of History at George Washington University.
He is currently at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, writing a new history of the
American Civil War as an international working-class revolution. In 2016 he edited a new
edition of Marx and Engels’s writings on the Civil War for International Publishers. He is
the author of two books and numerous articles on European, US, and West African history.




May 9, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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