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Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 1,792 works in 2,481 publications in 7 languages and 265,391 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: DP269, B
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Most widely held works about Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
 
Most widely held works by Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events, participants, and consequences of the civil war are examined from historical as well as diplomatic, military, and political perspectives. A masterpiece of the historian's art, Hugh Thomas's The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century. Revised and updated with significant new material, including new revelations about atrocities perpetrated against civilians by both sides in this epic conflict, this "definitive work on the subject" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times) has been given a fresh face forty years after its initial publication in 1961. In brilliant, moving detail, Thomas analyzes a devastating conflict in which the hopes, dreams, and dogmas of a century exploded onto the battlefield. Like no other account, The Spanish Civil War dramatically reassembles the events that led a European nation, in a continent on the brink of world war, to divide against itself, bringing into play the machinations of Franco and Hitler, the bloodshed of Guernica, and the deeply inspiring heroics of those who rallied to the side of democracy. Communists, anarchists, monarchists, fascists, socialists, democrats, the various forces of the Spanish Civil War composed a fabric of the twentieth century itself, and Thomas masterfully weaves the diffuse and fascinating threads of the war together in a manner that has established the book as a genuine classic of modern history
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 1,883 WorldCat member 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
George Orwell, a life by Bernard Crick( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed biography of George Orwell
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 1,536 WorldCat member 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 1,443 WorldCat member 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 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel voices : an I.W.W. anthology by Joyce L Kornbluh( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), commonly known as the Wobblies, were among the most well-respected and largest unions in the United States in the early 20th century. Having organized the first major automobile industry strike as well as major coalfield and transit workers strikes, the IWW has a history of being a fierce advocate for the worker. Long before most other unions, IWW welcomed women, African-Americans, and immigrants into their ranks, making the Wobblies among the most progressive organizations of the era. As the only comprehensive history of the IWW, this chronicle anthologizes nearly every important document and essay in the Wobblies' rich history. The impact of the IWW has reverberated through the history of unions and organized labor, and this is their story
The Haymarket tragedy by Paul Avrich( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini and fascism : the view from America by John P Diggins( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om den italienske fascismes virkninger i USA
A Thoreau handbook by Walter Harding( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communes in the counter culture : origins, theories, styles of life by Keith Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member 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
Dorothy Day : a biography by William D Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN: 0060657528 ; $18.95
The Russian anarchists by Paul Avrich( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Avrich records the history of the anarchist movement from its Russian origins in the 19th century, with a full discussion of Bakunin and Kropotkin, to its upsurge in the 1905 and 1917 Social Democratic Revolutions, and its decline and fall after the Bolshevik Revolution. While analyzing the role of the anarchists in these fateful years, he traces the close relationships between the anarchists and the Bolsheviks and shows that the Revolutions were conceived in spontaneity and idealism and ended in cynical repression. The Russian anarchists saw clearly the consequences of a Marxist "dictatorship of the proletariat" and, though they had no single cohesive organization, repeatedly warned that the Bolsheviks aimed to replace the tyranny of the tsars with a tyranny of commissars.Originally published in 1971.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Felix Frankfurter reminisces : recorded in talks with Harlan B. Phillips by Felix Frankfurter( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism and American life by Donald Drew Egbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 has special title: Bibliography, descriptive and critical
Memoirs of a revolutionist by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin( Book )

17 editions published between 1899 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kropotkin's Memoirs is an autobiographical account of his life as a social revolutionary. His formal work as a zoologist and geographer takes a backseat to his call for radical social reform in the guise of anarchist communism. His adventure-filled life is palpable in these pages, including incredible feats like escaping from prison at the Peter and Paul Fortress
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 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubofsky's careful historical treatment does not support or deny the ideology of the "Wobblies", but rather he attempts to understand the leadership and motivation of the early twentieth-century labor movement
Kronstadt, 1921 by Paul Avrich( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1921 the sailors of Kronstadt, the naval fortress in the Gulf of Finland, rose in revolt against the Bolshevik government, which they themselves had helped into power. Under the slogan of Òfree soviets,'' they established a revolutionary commune that survived for sixteen days, until an army came across the ice to crush it. After a savage struggle, the rebels were subdued. Paul Avrich vividly describes the uprising and examines it in the context of the development of the Soviet state.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Italian anarchism, 1864-1892 by Nunzio Pernicone( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians have frequently portrayed Italian anarchism as a marginal social movement that was doomed to succumb to its own ideological contradictions once Italian society modernized. Challenging such conventional interpretations, Nunzio Pernicone provides a sympathetic but critical treatment of Italian anarchism that traces the movement's rise, transformation, and decline from 1864 to 1892. Based on original archival research, his book depicts the anarchists as unique and fascinating revolutionaries who were an important component of the Italian socialist left throughout the nineteenth century and beyond.Anarchism in Italy arose under the influence of the Russian revolutionary Bakunin, triumphed over Marxism as the dominant form of early Italian socialism, and supplanted Mazzinianism as Italy's revolutionary vanguard. After forming a national federation of the Anti-Authoritarian International in 1872, the Italian anarchists attempted several insurrections, but their organization was suppressed. By the 1880s the movement had become atomized, ideologically extreme, and increasingly isolated from the masses. Its foremost leader, Errico Malatesta, attempted repeatedly to revitalize the anarchists as a revolutionary force, but internal dissension and government repression stifled every resurgence and plunged the movement into decline. Even after their exclusion from the Italian Socialist Party in 1892, the anarchists remained an intermittently active and influential element on the Italian socialist left. As such, they continued to be feared and persecuted by every Italian government.Originally published in 1993.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Red November, black November : culture and community in the Industrial Workers of the World by Salvatore Salerno( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Other powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria Woodhull
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Rebel voices : an I.W.W. anthologyThe Haymarket tragedyThe Russian anarchistsItalian anarchism, 1864-1892