Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

The 'Unknown' Marx's Capital, Volume I: The French Edition of 1872-1875, 100 Years Later

Published in Review of Radical Political Economics 15:4, pp. 71-80, 1983

None of the existing English editions of Marx’s Capital, Vol I, including the new Ben Fowkes translation published by Penguin in 1976, fully incorporate the text as revised by the author for his 1872-75 French edition. These omitted or alternate texts cover the subjects of the role of private property in capitalism, alienation and unskilled factory work, capitalist crises, unemployment, and imperialism. Finally, the French edition of Capital is viewed briefly in the overall context of the writings of Marx’s last decade, 1873-1883.

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