History of the International Workingmen’s Association


provisional rules

“It is not … a mere improvement that is contemplated, but nothing less than a regeneration, and that not of one nation only, but of mankind. This is certainly the most extensive aim ever contemplated by any institution, with the exception, perhaps, of the Christian Church. To be brief, this is the programme of the International Workingmen’s Association.”

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The First International, from M.I.A. Encyclopedia

The International Working Men’s Association, Its Establishment, Organisation, Political and Social Activity and Growth, by W. Eichhoff (1868)

The International: A Sketch written to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Foundation of the International Working Men’s Association, by G. Jaeck (1905)

History of the First International, by G. M. Stekloff (1928)

On Sir George Howell’s History of the International, by Marx (1878)

Marx-Engels Writings, for the First International (1864-1873)

Speeches by Karl Marx (1864-1869)

Documents of the First International (1864-1873)

The conflict with Bakunin (1868-1873)

The Hague Congress of The International, 2-7 September 1872

Marx-Engels Letters on the First International and Working Class Organisation

The International on the Irish Question and the Fenians

Archives of members of the First International

Marx and Engels
Mikhail Bakunin (1817-1876)

Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826-1900)
Friedrich Adolph Sorge (1826-1906)
Joseph Dietzgen (1828-1888)

August Bebel (1840-1913)
Paul Lafargue (1841-1911)
Jenny Marx Longuet (1844-1883)
Jules Guesde (1845-1922)


History of the International Workingmen’s Association