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Communist International Publishing Project: List of Books

June 22, 2017

PA76By John Riddell: The record of the Communist International (Comintern) during Lenin’s lifetime, 1919-23, is widely considered by Marxists to form the foundation of revolutionary socialist policy in the modern era. Nonetheless, many of the basic documents of this movement were long unavailable in English.

Since 1983, I have worked with Mike Taber and a broad team of collaborators to publish in English major documents of revolutionary Marxist movement from 1907 to 1923, with a focus on the first five years of the Communist International. All of these volumes are available from Pathfinder Press and Haymarket Books.

Here are the volumes published so far:

  • Lenin’s Struggle for a Revolutionary International
    Documents, 1907-1916 The Preparatory Years.
    New York: Pathfinder, 1984, 604 pages.
  • The German Revolution and the Debate on Soviet Power
    Documents, 1918-1919: Preparing the Founding Congress
    New York: Pathfinder, 1986, 687 pages.
  • Founding the Communist International
    Proceedings and Documents of the First Congress, March 1919
    New York: Pathfinder, 1987, 503 pages.
  • Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite! (Volume 1)
    Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress of the Communist International, 1920
    New York: Pathfinder, 1991, 632 pages.
  • To See The Dawn-2Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite! (Volume 2)
    Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress of the Communist International, 1920
    New York: Pathfinder, 1991, 592 pages.
  • To See the Dawn!
    Baku, 1920 First Congress of the Peoples of the East
    New York: Pathfinder, 1993, 368 pages.
  • Toward the United Front
    Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922
    Leiden: Brill, 2012; Chicago: Haymarket, 2013, 1310 pages.
  • To the Masses
    Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist Internatinal, 1921
    Leiden: Brill, 2015; Chicago: Haymarket, 2016, 1299 pages.
  • The Communist Movement at a Crossroads
    Plenums of the Communist International’s Executive Committee, 1922-1923
    Leiden: Brill, 2017; Chicago: Haymarket, 2018. c. 700 pages.

The first eight volumes are edited and translated by John Riddell. The Communist Movement at a Crossroads is edited by Mike Taber and translated by John Riddell.

A collection of reviews and interpretive studies is available on this website.

 

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2 Comments
  1. geoff1954 permalink

    John what you and Mike have accomplished in sustaining this project over decades is truly monumental. I am reaching for a superlative because that is what is appropriate in this case. Both of you have performed a genuine service to the international workers movement.

  2. Geoff, thank you for your kind words. The project has always been driven forward by the support of a very broad community. And this fact is making it possible to go beyond the list of books that I just published. An update on future plans will go up on my site this coming week.

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