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Anarchist Portraits - Paul Avrich

Anarchist Portraits

Paperback Published: 21st February 1990
ISBN: 9780691006093
Number Of Pages: 344

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From the celebrated Russian intellectuals Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin to the little-known Australian bootmaker and radical speaker J. W. Fleming, this book probes the lives and personalities of representative anarchists.

"It is ... in Mr. Avrich's composite picture of anarchism in America that the contradictions, the strength and weaknesses of anarchism as an ideology, as well as the extraordinary dedication and strength of character of its exponents, can be seen most clearly."--James Joll, New York Times Book Review "Believers in anarchism, along with those willing to probe beyond the rote dismissals of the creed as a violent tumult, have a rare intellectual feast in Avrich's work."--Colman McCarthy, Washington Post Book World "So powerfully does [Avrich] make his case that sometimes in Anarchist Portraits the impossible dream seems not quite so impossible."--Gary Kern, Washington Times "Avrich is the foremost American scholar of anarchism in this generation."--Robert Zaller, Philadelphia Inquirer

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Russia
The Legacy of Bakuninp. 5
Bakunin and the United Statesp. 16
Bakunin and Nechaevp. 32
Kropotkin's Ethical Anarchismp. 53
Kropotkin in Americap. 79
Stormy Petrel: Anatoli Zhelezniakovp. 107
Nestor Makhno: The Man and the Mythp. 111
V. M. Eikhenbaum (Volin): The Man and His Bookp. 125
America
Proudhon and Americap. 137
Benjamin Tucker and His Daughterp. 144
C. W. Mowbray: A British Anarchist in Americap. 153
Sacco and Vanzetti: The Italian Anarchist Backgroundp. 162
Jewish Anarchism in the United Statesp. 176
Alexander Berkman: A Sketchp. 200
Ricardo Flores Magon in Prisonp. 208
Mollie Steimer: An Anarchist Lifep. 214
Europe and the World
The Paris Commune and Its Legacyp. 229
Paul Brousse: The Possibilist Anarchistp. 240
The Martyrdom of Gustav Landauerp. 247
Brazilian Anarchistsp. 255
An Australian Anarchist: J. W. Flemingp. 260
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780691006093
ISBN-10: 0691006091
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 21st February 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.34  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.52