Paul Lafargue

The Evolution of Property
from Savagery to Civilization


English Edition: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London 1890.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

“The economic structure of society is the real basis on which the juridical aud political superstructure is raised, and to which definite social forms of thought correspond : in short the mode of production determines the character of the social, political, and intellectual life generally.”

Karl Marx, Capital

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“A critical knowledge of the evolution of the idea of property would embody, in some respects, the most remarkable portion of the mental history of mankind.”

Lewis H. Morgan, Ancient Society

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