Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Most widely held works by Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Woman of valor : Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement in America by Ellen Chesler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2,038 libraries worldwide
Margaret Sanger went to jail in 1917 for distributing contraceptives to immigrant women in a makeshift clinic in Brooklyn. She died a half-century later, just after the Supreme Court guaranteed constitutional protection for the use of contraceptives. Now, Ellen Chesler provides the first authoritative biography of this great emancipator, whose lifelong struggle helped women gain control over their own bodies. An idealist who mastered practical politics, Sanger seized on contraception as the key to redistributing power to women in the bedroom, the home, and the community. For fifty years, she battled formidable opponents ranging from the U.S. Government to the Catholic Church. Her crusade was both passionate and paradoxical. She was an advocate of female solidarity who often preferred the company of men; an adoring mother who abandoned her children; a socialist who became a registered Republican; a sexual adventurer who remained an incurable romantic. Her comrades-in-arms included Emma Goldman and John Reed; her lovers, Havelock Ellis and H. G. Wells. Drawing on new information from archives and interviews, Chesler illuminates Sanger's turbulent personal story as well as the history of the birth control movement. An intimate biography of a visionary rebel, this is also an epic story that extends from the radical movements of pre-World War I to the family planning initiatives of the Great Society. At a time when women's reproductive and sexual autonomy is once again under attack, Woman of Valor is indispensable reading for the generations in debt to Sanger for the freedoms they take for granted.
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 2,037 libraries worldwide
Other powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria Woodhull by Barbara Goldsmith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
Includes material on Tennessee Claflin, Henry Ward Beecher, Lib and Theodore Tilton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Dickinson, Horace Greeley, and Anthony Comstock.
Girls lean back everywhere : the law of obscenity and the assault on genius by Edward De Grazia ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the battles fought and won during the twentieth century in behalf of free expression.
A dual autobiography by Will Durant ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
The Haymarket tragedy by Paul Avrich ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
Mussolini and fascism : the view from America by John P Diggins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
A Thoreau handbook by Walter Roy Harding ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
Communes in the counter culture : origins, theories, styles of life by Keith Melville ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
Records man's quest for encounter in a technological society through a discussion of the characteristics and functions of the communal movement in America.
Dictionary of American communal and utopian history by Robert S Fogarty ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Felix Frankfurter reminisces : recorded in talks with Harlan B. Phillips by Felix Frankfurter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
Socialism and American life by Donald Drew Egbert ( Book )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
The age of surveillance : the aims and methods of America's political intelligence system by Frank J Donner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
Rebel voices : an I.W.W. anthology ( Book )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
Against the American grain by Dwight Macdonald ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1,226 libraries worldwide
Essays on the effect of mass culture.
A history of Israel by Howard Morley Sachar ( Book )
in English and held by 1,222 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of Israel from the rise of Jewish nationalism in the early 1800's until the aftermath of the Yom Kippur war in the late 1970's. the book presents a detailed factual history of Zionism.
We shall be all ; a history of the Industrial Workers of the World by Melvyn Dubofsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
The Russian anarchists by Paul Avrich ( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
Notorious Victoria: the life of Victoria Woodhull, uncensored by Mary Gabriel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
"Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838-1927) was the first woman to run for president (sharing the ballot with Frederick Douglass). She was the first woman to address the U.S. Congress and to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street. Gloria Steinem has called her "the most controversial suffragist of them all." Famed nineteenth-century political cartoonist Thomas Nast portrayed her as "Mrs. Satan." She butted heads with such pillars of society as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Susan B. Anthony. So why have most people never heard of Victoria Woodhull?" "Journalist Mary Gabriel's authoritative biography provides the answer: she was written out of history, censored by historians of the women's movement as too scandalous. Victoria had worked as a traveling clairvoyant in medicine shows. She was accused of blackmail and prostitution and was jailed for printing obscenities. She preached - and practiced - the concept of free love, once living with her husband, her ex-husband, and her lover at the same time, in the same New York apartment." "Victoria was arguably the boldest voice for women's rights in the nineteenth century, and she was taken very seriously by her contemporaries and by the media, in spite of her unconventional lifestyle." "In Notorious Victoria, Gabriel offers readers a balanced portrait of a unique and complicated woman. Gabriel has extensively researched Victoria's entire life, and her book contains revealing - and uncensored - excerpts from Victoria's own writing and speeches as well as the news accounts of her day. This isn't just the story of one woman, it's also the story of the time in which she lived and the many famous - and infamous - figures whose lives she touched."--BOOK JACKET.
Russian rebels, 1600-1800 by Paul Avrich ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Anarchism Anarchists Art Bakunin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich,--1814-1876 Bibliography Biography China Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) Collective settlements Communism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Feminists Fiction France Godwin, William,--1756-1836 Goldman, Emma,--1869-1940 Great Britain Haymarket Square Riot (Chicago, Illinois : 1886) History Illinois--Chicago Industrial Workers of the World Italy Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich,--kni︠a︡zʹ,--1842-1921 Labor movement Labor unions Liberty Literature Massachusetts--Dedham New York (State)--New York Political science Radicalism Revolutions Russia Sacco, Nicola,--1891-1927 Sacco-Vanzetti Trial (Dedham, Massachusetts : 1921) Social history Socialism Socialists Sources Soviet Union Spain State, The Suffragists Syndicalism Trials (Murder) United States Utopias Vanzetti, Bartolomeo,--1888-1927 Woodhull, Victoria C.--1838-1927 Working class
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