"Arise ye wretched of the earth" : the First International in a global perspective / edited by Fabrice Bensimon, Quentin Deluermoz, Jeanne Moisand.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
1 online resource (404 pages)
Studies in Global Social History 29.
Studies in global social history, 1874-6705 ; v. 29

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Labor movement -- History -- 19th century.
Socialism -- History -- 19th century.
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International Workingmen's Association (1864-1876).
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“Arise Ye Wretched of the Earth” provides a fresh account of the International Working Men’s Association. Founded in London in 1864, the First International gathered trade unions, associations, co-operatives, and individual workers across Europe and the Americas. The IWMA struggled for the emancipation of labour. It organised solidarity with strikers. It took sides in major events, such as the 1871 Paris Commune. It soon appeared as a threat to European powers, which vilified and prosecuted it. Although it split up in 1872, the IWMA played a ground-breaking part in the history of working-class internationalism. In our age of globalised capitalism, large labour migration, and rising nationalisms, much can be learnt from the history of the first international labour organisation. Contributors are: Fabrice Bensimon, Gregory Claeys, Michel Cordillot, Nicolas Delalande, Quentin Deluermoz, Marianne Enckell, Albert Garcia Balaña, Samuel Hayat, Jürgen Herres, François Jarrige, Mathieu Léonard, Carl Levy, Detlev Mares, Krzysztof Marchlewicz, Woodford McClellan, Jeanne Moisand, Iorwerth Prothero, Jean Puissant, Jürgen Schmidt, Antje Schrupp, Horacio Tarcus, Antony Taylor, Marc Vuilleumier.
Front Matter
Introduction / Fabrice Bensimon , Quentin Deluermoz and Jeanne Moisand
Organisation and Debates
The iwma and Its Precursors in London, c. 1830–1860 / Fabrice Bensimon
Little Local Difficulties? / Detlev Mares
The iwma and Industrial Conflict in England and France / Iorwerth Prothero
Transnational Solidarity in the Making / Nicolas Delalande
The iwma, Workers and the Machinery Question (1864–1874) / François Jarrige
The iwma and the Commune / Quentin Deluermoz
Global Causes and Local Branches
Global Values Locally Transformed / Jürgen Schmidt
The iwma in Belgium (1865–1875) / Jean Puissant
The First International in Switzerland / Marc Vuilleumier
For Independent Poland and the Emancipation of the Working Class / Krzysztof Marchlewicz
Russians in the iwma / Woodford McClellan
The Italians and the iwma / Carl Levy
1871 in Spain / Albert Garcia-Balañà
Revolutions, Republics and iwma in the Spanish Empire (around 1873) / Jeanne Moisand
The First International in Latin America / Horacio Tarcus
Socialism volume Democracy? / Michel Cordillot
“Sectarian Secret Wisdom” and Nineteenth-Century Radicalism / Antony Taylor
Actors and Ideologies
Karl Marx and the iwma Revisited / Jürgen Herres
The Construction of Proudhonism within the iwma / Samuel Hayat
Professor Beesly, Positivism and the International / Gregory Claeys
Bringing Together Feminism and Socialism in the First International / Antje Schrupp
Bakunin and the Jura Federation / Marianne Enckell
Carlo Cafiero and the International in Italy / Mathieu Léonard.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bensimon, Fabrice.
Deluermoz, Quentin.
Moisand, Jeanne, 1978-
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004335462 DOI