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Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism
Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism
Paperback      ISBN: 1849351384
A concise history of the significance and global reach of mass organized anarchism, tracing its syndicalist origins to Mexico in 1869, then Spain, spreading to Egypt and Uruguay by 1872, then to Cuba and the United States by 1883, its dramatic rise to labor dominance throughout Latin America, and its radicalizing minority influence in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa. Historian Michael Schmidt identifies five "waves" of labor militancy that define anarchist organizing over the past 150 years, explaining the central features of each. He also explores the industrial and social foundations of anarchism/syndicalism, and during each of the "waves," interrogates key documents debating the vital relationship between the militant minority and the working and poor masses. "Part history, part manifesto, Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism is a succinct and insightful polemic. Michael Schmidt has distilled a vast literature on anarchism to demonstrate that anarchism is a historical movement with deep roots in the working class and continuity into the present. The book is lively, with equal measures of pragmatic judgement and hope; it is plainspoken, powerful, and thoughtful. Activists and scholars interested in anarchism will find here much to contemplate and debate and take to heart."—Mark Leier, author of Bakunin: A Biography
Recent History of the Labor Movement in the United States, 1939-1965
Recent History of the Labor Movement in the United States, 1939-1965
Hardcover      ISBN: 0828515824
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Triangle
The Fire That Changed America
Paperback      ISBN: 080214151x
Describes the devastating 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, the Jewish and Italian immigrants, mostly women, who made up the majority of the victims, and the implications of the catastrophe on twentieth-century politics and labor relations. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.
No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
No Logo
Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Paperback      ISBN: 0312271921
A free-wheeling analysis and exploration of the invasion of our personal lives by logo-wielding power-hungry corporations combines muckraking journalism with contemporary memoir to discuss current consumer culture and the dark side of the information age. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Bread and Roses
Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0143037358
An account of the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, draws on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories to identify the strike's key figures and events, from the walkout of 23,000 workers to the evacuations of their children to Manhattan. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization in the United States
In Solidarity
Essays on Working-Class Organization in the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 1608463265
"In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle.Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit ofthe University of Hertfordshire. "--
Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches 1963-2009
Howard Zinn Speaks
Collected Speeches 1963-2009
Paperback      ISBN: 1608462595
"Howard Zinn—there was no one like him. And to hear him speak was like listening to music that you loved—lyrical, uplifting, honest."—Michael Moore "Zinn's speeches . . . are a joy and an inspiration."—Marisa Tomei "Collected here for the first time, Howard's speeches come to us at the moment when we need them most: just as a global network of popular uprisings searches for what comes next."—Naomi Klein Howard Zinn was one of the great orators of the twentieth century and illuminated our history like no other historian. He rarely spoke from notes, and yet could weave rich historical narratives that inspired and captivated audiences. He could grab the attention of even the most jaded students and charm listeners with his sharp humor and personal, engaging style. Many of his speeches have never been published in book form. This first ever collection of his speeches will be an invaluable resource for new generations to continue to discover his work, as well as the millions he moved and informed in his lifetime. Howard Zinn wrote the classic A People's History of the United States. The book, which has sold more than two million copies, has been featured in the film Good Will Hunting, and has appeared multiple times on The New York Times best-seller list. Anthony Arnove wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and co-edited, with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People's History of the United States.
Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement
Reform or Repression
Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812247760
Examining the professional lives of a variety of businessmen and their advocates with the intent of taking their words seriously, Chad Pearson paints a vivid picture of an epic contest between industrial employers and labor, and challenges our comfortable notions of Progressive Era reformers.
American City: A Rank And File History Of Minneapolis
American City
A Rank And File History Of Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 0816646074
First published in 1937, this work by journalist and labor activist Walker describes the 1934 truckers' strike in Minneapolis, widely perceived as a favorable turning point for the American labor movement, in spite of the attempts at violent suppression by business and police forces. He begins with a labor/business history of the city before recoun
Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs
Gig
Americans Talk About Their Jobs
Paperback      ISBN: 0609807072
A diverse group of 120 people talk about their lives and work in the "new economy," describing a wide variety of careers from the conventional to the bizarre, from a personal injury trial lawyer, nurse, and journalist to an adult web mistress, crime scene cleaner, and telephone psychic. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.