Bender, Frederic L. “Historical and Theoretical Backgrounds of the Communist Manifesto.” In Karl Marx: “The Communist Manifesto,” edited by Frederic L. Bender, pp. 1-39. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1988.
Analyzes the historical and theoretical influences on The Communist Manifesto.
Hobsbawm, Eric. Introduction to The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, pp. 1-29. London: Verso, 1998.
Provides an overview of The Communist Manifesto, the events surrounding its creation, and the social and political movements it inspired.
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