Marxist definition(s) of "race"

Charles Brown CharlesB at cncl.ci.detroit.mi.us
Thu Apr 25 12:11:01 MDT 2002


Marxist definition(s) of "race"

Wage Labour and Capital-- Chapter 5
... labor. Accumulated labor that serves as a means to new production is capital. So says the economists. What is a Negro slave? A man of the black race. The one explanation is worthy of the other. A Negro is a Negro. Only under certain conditions does he become a slave. A cotton-spinning machine is a machine ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/ch05.htm

Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
... (1792-1866) discovered common ownership of land in Russia, Georg Ludwig von Maurer proved it to be the social foundation from which all Teutonic races started in history, and, by and by, village communities were found to be, or to have been, the primitive form of society everywhere from India to Ireland ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1859/critique-pol-economy/preface.htm

The Civil War in France - PostScript
... this annexation Germany must either become the avowed tool of Russia, or must, after some short respite, arm for a new war, and, moreover, "a race war against the combined Slavonic and Roman races"? Has not the annexation of the French provinces driven France into the arms of Russia? Has not ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1871/civil-war-france/postscript.htm

Letter from Engels to Starkenburg
... as if they had fallen from the skies. (2) We regard economic conditions as the factor which ultimately determines historical development. But race is itself an economic factor. Here, however, two points must not be overlooked: (a) Political, juridical, philosophical, religious, literary, artistic, etc ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/letters/engels/94_01_25.htm

Revolution and Counter-Revolution-Ch 9
... reality of the Russian Empire; that empire which by every movement proclaims the pretension of considering all Europe as the domain of the Slavonic race, and especially of the only energetic part of this race, of the Russians; that empire which, with two capitals such as St. Peterburg and Moscow, has ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/germany/ch09.htm


The International Workingmen's Association, Fictitious Splits in the International
... other "special missions"; That the International Working Men's Association will thereby soon become a plaything for intriguers of every race and nationality; That the Rules of the International Working Men's Association anyway admit only local and national branches into the Association (see ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1872/03/fictitious-splits.htm

The International Workingmen's Association, What have the working classes to do with Poland?
... , up to the last partition in 1794, an integral portion of the Polish Republic. This Grand Duchy of Lithuania was inhabited by a great variety of races. The northern provinces, on the Baltic, were in possession of Lithuanians proper, people speaking a language distinct from that of their Slavonic neighbours ...
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1866/03/24.htm


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