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Short-lived labor newspaper with an article by Karl Marx's daughter...



Item # 670757

March 22, 1884

TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884 

* Rare publication

During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in type by: Eleanor Marx. She was the English-born youngest daughter of Karl Marx, herself a socialist activist who sometimes worked as a literary translator. In March 1898, after discovering that Edward Aveling, her partner and a prominent British Marxist, had secretly married a young actress in June of the previous year, she poisoned herself at the age of 43.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, silked for protection, several pieces repaired causing some text loss (see photos).

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

Category: The Old West