MARXdown is an online digital edition of the first volume of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital.
First published over 150 years ago, volume one of Capital on “The Process of Production of Capital” has endured as an important touchstone for scholars across diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences, as well as for activists and intellectuals of all types with an interest in the experience and conditions of life under capitalism. Marx’s radical vision of the social consequences of modern industrial development has had controversial and far-reaching effects in global politics and thought.
This digital edition brings together the original English translation from 1887 (drawn from www.marxists.org) with reader generated content and extant scholarly sources to create a multi-layered annotated edition of the text providing critical reading guides and supplemental historical and sociological data in one easily accessible and user-friendly interface.
MARXdown was built using Ed. + hypothes.is
PhD Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
Avery J. Wiscomb
PhD Student in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel J. Evans
MA Student in Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Duquesne University
MARXdown has been supported in part through micro-grants from dSHARP at Carnegie Mellon.