Marx for Beginners - Section 2 (pg. 26-35) Summary & Analysis

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Section 2 (pg. 26-35) Summary and Analysis

In Paris, Marx met the German, Frederick Engels, who has a significant impact on Marx. Engels was the son of a wealthy textile merchant. While working at his father's company Engels saw the wretched life of the poor working class. English workers were ruthlessly exploited. Children labor was common. Engels wrote a piece on economics and condition of the working poor for the "Annuals," which Marx was working on in Paris. The two became friends. Marx was unpopular with European governments and France expelled him and then Brussels. Back in Germany, Marx began the "New Rhenish Gazette" with Engels. Marx was charged with incitement to armed rebellion but was acquitted. Marx and Engels were commissioned to write the Communist Manifesto for a secret society, The Communist League, in which both Marx and Engels had participated. The Communist...

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