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Comintern Project Book List Tops a Dozen

June 24, 2019

The Communist International Publishing Project 1983-2021

General Editors: John Riddell and Mike Taber

With eight volumes of the originally projected series have now been published, with another scheduled for 2020. In addition, three related collaborative projects are completed or in preparation. All published books on the list, below, are available both at libraries and for purchase.

These additions will bring the total by the end of 2020 to 12 volumes, containing more than 8,000 pages. Here are the components, both published and projected.

Except where noted, the volumes are edited by John Riddell.

Discussion articles on these volumes can be accessed through the “category” feature of this website, particularly under “Communist International.”


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!
Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress of the Communist International, 1920, New York: Pathfinder, 1991:

          • volume 1, 632 pages
          • volume 2, 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 International, 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
Edited by Mike Taber. Translated by John Riddell.
Leiden: Brill, 2018; Chicago: Haymarket, 2019. 796 pages.



Fighting Fascism: How to Struggle and How to Win.
Writings of Clara Zetkin, edited by Mike Taber and John Riddell.
Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2017. 131 pages.



Under the Socialist Banner: Resolutions of the Second International, 1889-1912.
Edited by Mike Taber.
Chicago, Haymarket Books, 2021, 205 pages.



Liberate the Colonies! Communism and Colonial Freedom 1917-1924.
Edited by John Riddell, Vijay Prashad, Nazeef Mollah.
New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2019. 292 pages.




  • The Communist Women’s Movement, 1920-1922.
    Edited by Mike Taber and Daria Dyakonova.
    Leiden: Brill, 2020, Chicago: Haymarket, 2021, c. 700 pages.
  • Profintern: The Red International of Trade Unions, 1920-21
    Edited by Mike Taber
    Leiden: Brill, 2020, Chicago: Haymarket, 2021, c. 750 pages.
  • The Communist Youth International, 1919-1921
    Edited by Mike Taber
    Brill, Haymarket, 2022.
  • Lenin’s International Revisited
    By John Riddell
    Brill, Haymarket, 2023


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