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Avrich, Paul

Works: 75 works in 381 publications in 12 languages and 13,856 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Interviews  Controversial literature  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HX843, B
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Most widely held works about Paul Avrich
Most widely held works by Paul Avrich
The Russian anarchists by Paul Avrich( Book )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haymarket tragedy by Paul Avrich( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kronstadt, 1921 by Paul Avrich( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian rebels, 1600-1800 by Paul Avrich( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacco and Vanzetti : the anarchist background by Paul Avrich( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of the lives of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, based on anarchist sources and new materials, provides answers to crucial questions about one of the most notorious cases in American legal history. Bibliog
The anarchists in the Russian revolution by Paul Avrich( Book )

22 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern school movement : anarchism and education in the United States by Paul Avrich( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outraged by Ferrer's execution and influenced by his teaching methods, anarchists, artists, and educators joined forces to carry on his work. Between 1910 and 1960 anarchists across the United States established more than twenty schools where children might study in an atmosphere of freedom and self-reliance in contrast to the formality and discipline of the traditional classroom. These "Modern Schools" sought to abolish all forms of authority, political and economic as well as educational, and to usher in a new society based on the voluntary cooperation of free individuals. Their object, during an era of war, social ferment, and government repression, was to create not only a new type of school, but also a new culture, a new life, a new world."
Anarchist portraits by Paul Avrich( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sasha and Emma : the anarchist odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman by Paul Avrich( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dual biography offers an unprecedented glimpse into the intertwined lives of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, the lasting influence of the anarchist movement they shaped, and their unyielding commitment to equality and justice
Anarchist voices : an oral history of anarchism in America by Paul Avrich( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets American anarchists speak for themselves. This book contains 80 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years, interviews that portray the human dimensions of a movement much maligned by the authorities and contemporary journalists. Most of the interviewees (anarchists as well as their friends and relatives) were active during the heyday of the movement, between the 1880s and the 1930s. They represent all schools of anarchism and include both famous figures and minor ones, previously overlooked by most historians. Their stories provide a wealth of personal detail about such anarchist luminaries as Emma Goldman and Sacco and Vanzetti
An American anarchist : the life of Voltairine de Cleyre by Paul Avrich( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of bread by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Swedish and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born a Russian prince, Peter Kropotkin (1842{u2013}1921) rejected his title and wealth to spend his life in pursuit of social justice and equality. His last major work, The Conquest of Bread, surveys economic methods for the satisfaction of human needs. The 1892 treatise also outlines the revolutionary path to his vision of utopia: an anarchist communist society. Kropotkin criticizes the effects of feudalism and capitalism, noting that both systems exacerbate poverty and promote privilege, even in times of abundance. Citing the human propensity toward voluntary cooperation, he proposes the establishment of free, self-sufficient anarchic communesand outlines practical considerations of production and distribution. The author supports his theories with examples from the French rebellions of 1789, 1848, and 1871, and his reasoning anticipates aspects of twentieth-century revolutions in Russia, Germany, and Spain. At a time when many thinkers employed the new Darwinian concept of "survival of the fittest" to justify their capitalist and imperialist goals, Kropotkin pointed out the historic patterns of humanity's best success under cooperative circumstances. A century later, his economic analysis remains fresh and relevant
Free voice of labor : the Jewish anarchists( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the Jewish anarchists as disillusioned immigrants in American sweatshops. Historian Paul Avrich articulates the group's history and philosophy and shows how the spirit of the anarchists remains alive as they reminisce about the group's experiences
God and the state by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founder of modern philosophical anarchism presents a clear introduction to anarchist thought and a manifesto of atheism. Bakunin offers a mind-opening experience for even the most skeptical readers. This influential work denounces religion as a weapon of the state that must be smashed in the pursuit of the right to self-determination
Bakunin & Nechaev by Paul Avrich( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Mayday : the Haymarket speeches, 1895-1910 by Voltairine De Cleyre( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 1 May 1886, 800,000 workers from all trades and factories througout the US went on strike in support of the eight-hour work day. In Chicago, a stronghold of immigrant labour and anarchists, 300,000 workers struck and marched through the city streets in a huge display of proletarian power. Before the Chicago May Day strike action began, the management at McCormick Machine Co. (now International Harvester) had locked out 1500 workers over a wage dispute. On 3 May, when pickets attempted to prevent blackleg labour entering the plant, the Chicago police opened fire on the workers, killing four and wounding many more. Outraged at this act of naked aggression, radical newspaper called for armed resistance against the bloodthirsty Chicago police, and a protest rally was called for the following day (4 May) at Haymarket Square. ...As the meeting came to an end, 200 police moved in on the crowd. Suddenly, a bomb was thrown and exploded in the midst of the police, who immediately opened fire on the assembled workers. ...Five anarchists were convicted and sentenced to hang.... They were later shown to have had nothing to do with the bombings. -- Cover, page [4]
The Russian revolution and the factory committees by Paul Avrich( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli anarchici nella rivoluzione russa( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Modern encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet history( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voces anarquistas : historia oral del anarquismo en Estados Unidos by Paul Avrich( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Haymarket tragedy
Alternative Names
Avuritchi, P.

Èvrič, Pol.

Ėvrich, Pol

Paul Avrich Amerikaans historicus (1931-2006)

Paul Avrich US-amerikanischer Historiker

Эврич, Пол

アヴリッチ, P.

アヴリッチ, ポール

The Haymarket tragedyKronstadt, 1921Russian rebels, 1600-1800Sacco and Vanzetti : the anarchist backgroundThe modern school movement : anarchism and education in the United StatesAnarchist portraitsAnarchist voices : an oral history of anarchism in AmericaGod and the state