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Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 2,262 works in 3,112 publications in 7 languages and 267,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Bibliographies  Handbooks and manuals  Autobiographies  Festschriften  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Editor, Other
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 1,795 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 1,783 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
Mussolini and fascism : the view from America by John P Diggins( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini, Il Duce; Amerikansk udsyn: egenskaber ved Italien; Journalistik; Il Duce som heltefigur; Det amerikanske samfund og fascisme; Fascismen i krig
The Haymarket tragedy by Paul Avrich( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Orwell, a life by Bernard Crick( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Atlantic Monthly Press book." Includes bibliographical references and index
Red November, black November : culture and community in the Industrial Workers of the World by Salvatore Salerno( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria Woodhull by Barbara Goldsmith( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,454 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
Italian anarchism, 1864-1892 by Nunzio Pernicone( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the conventional interpretation of Italian anarchism as a marginal social movement that was doomed to failure, this study depicts the anarchists as unique revolutionaries who were an important component of Italian socialism throughout the 19th century
Kronstadt, 1921 by Paul Avrich( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,365 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
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 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the battles fought and won during the twentieth century in behalf of free expression
Rebel voices : an I.W.W. anthology by Joyce L Kornbluh( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 1,322 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 compr
A dual autobiography by Will Durant( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this magnificently readable autobiography by the authors of The Story of Civilization, Will and Ariel Durant celebrate and examine a lifetime of ideas, friendships, triumphs and love. The story of their life together, rich in brilliant anecdotes and with the names of the countless famous people they knew, is a passionate record of their shared experience as lovers, as husband and wife, as world travelers, and as the authors of one of the most famous and successful works of scholarship in American literary history. Ariel and Will Durant met and fell in love in 1912. He was a teacher at the anarchist Ferrer Center in New York, a young man already in love with the world of ideas, who had quit the seminary (to his family's chagrin) in search of freedom. She was fourteen years old, so young that she roller-skated on her way to City Hall for her marriage, the daughter of penniless immigrants struggling to survive in the New World, inheritor of all the rebellious traditions and the determination to survive of the Russian ghetto from which her family came. Together they shared not only a burning love for each other but a passionate hunger for ideas. Their book takes us with them on their incredible and fascinating intellectual journey, beginning with their interest in anarchism (which brought them close to Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman) and going on through a long, shared lifetime that brought them honors, fame and the acquaintanceship of almost every major literary and intellectual personality in Europe and the United States. Their book is remarkably frank and deeply moving, at once a star-studded history of the decades through which they lived and worked and a passionate, intimate and powerful tribute to a great and enduring love."--Dust jacket
Communes in the counter culture : origins, theories, styles of life by Keith Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,247 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
Anarchism : and other essays by Emma Goldman( Book )

8 editions published between 1910 and 1969 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Thoreau handbook by Walter Harding( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at directing the student to the best literature on Thoreau
The Russian anarchists by Paul Avrich( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annotated bibliography": pages 259-289
Dorothy Day : a biography by William D Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN: 0060657528 ; $18.95
Russian rebels, 1600-1800 by Paul Avrich( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of a revolutionist by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1899 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 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
Living my life by Emma Goldman( Book )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1982 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, a feminist, a pacifist, a communist, a unionist, and a proponent of birth control and free love. Her extreme notions made her as much an object of outrage as one of reverence in the tumultuous years of the Gilded Age, World War I, and the Roaring Twenties, and her name remains, to this day, synonymous with ideas of sweeping cultural revolution. Here, in her two-volume memories, first published in 1931, she tells her life story. From her arrival in New York as a 20-year-old seamstress, when she immediately launched into a life of activism and public agitation, she recalls her childhood in Lithuania, her immigration to the U.S. as a teenager, and her wild adventures as an independent and intelligent woman: baptizing babies on a beer barrel, supporting workingmen's strikes, traveling in Europe. An important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, Goldman is one of the most storied people of the 20th century. And her story, in her own inimitable words, is one of the great biographies, and one of the great personal histories of a turbulent era.--Adapted from
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Woman of valor : Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement in America
The Haymarket tragedyOther powers : the age of suffrage, spiritualism, and the scandalous Victoria WoodhullItalian anarchism, 1864-1892Rebel voices : an I.W.W. anthologyAnarchism : and other essaysThe Russian anarchistsRussian rebels, 1600-1800Living my life
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