'The Communist Manifesto'

In 'The Communist Manifesto', Karl Marx and Frederick Engels argued that in the modern, industrial world, the most significant classes are the bourgeoisie—who own land, resources, factories and means of production—and the proletariat, people who work for wages. The Manifesto declares the intention of communism to overthrow the bourgeoisie and place all political power with the proletariat. Books on such alternative political movements stirred the interest of idealistic young students in the 1950s. Disillusioned with British rule, these students were eager to embrace the communist vision of a society where the working class would command power.

Date/Period
1955
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H17.4 x W12.5 x Thickness 0.4 cm
Accession No.
2006-01634
Material
paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Annie Tan Guek Neo
Category
Rare Books