Sorge, Friedrich A. (Friedrich Adolf), 1828-1906

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Birth 1828
Death 1906-10-26
English, German,

Biographical notes:

Born in Saxony; took part in the revolution of 1848; emigrated, eventually to the USA in 1852; cofounder of the Communist Club in New York in 1857; founded a section of the International Working Men's Association (IWMA) in 1867; member of the IWMA North American Federation in 1871; secretary of the IWMA's General Council in New York 1872-1874; influential in the Workingmen's Party of the United States 1876 (in 1877: Socialist Labor Party), resigned when Lassalleans took over in 1877; wrote for Die Neue Zeit from 1890.

From the description of Archives c. 1868-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80715839

Wilhelm Weitling (1808-1871) was a German-born tailor, inventor and editor. In Germany he worked as a journeyman tailor and was a prominent socialist agitator. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1848, he organized an Arbeiterbund or "Workingmen's League" for skilled craftsmen and established a community in Iowa based on his socio-economic theories. He also was the founder and editor of Die Republik der Arbeiter in New York City from 1850 to 1855.

From the guide to the Wilhelm Weitling papers, 1844-1903, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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