The New York Tribune

“Dispatches for the New York Tribune: Selected Journalism of Karl Marx” Karl Marx (1818-83) is certainly best known for his collaboration with Friedrich Engels that culminated in The Communist Manifesto (1848) and for Capital (1867), his incomplete study of capitalism as an ultimately unstable system. Yet Marx was also one of the most important foreign correspondents of the 19th century. From 1852-1861 and while in exile in London, Marx wrote for The New York Tribune and other periodicals, covering topics ranging from the Chinese Opium trade, to mental illness in Great Britain, to the British and American slave trades. Marx was unable to make a livable income as a journalist and remained financially dependent upon Engels during the entire period he was a foreign correspondent.

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