Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century (2020)

Unruly Equality U S Anarchism in the Twentieth Century The first intellectual and social history of American anarchist thought and activism across the twentieth century In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States Andrew Cornell re
  • Title: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century
  • Author: Andrew Cornell
  • ISBN: 9780520286757
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first intellectual and social history of American anarchist thought and activism across the twentieth century In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, Andrew Cornell reveals an astounding continuity and development across the century Far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism, the New Deal, atomicThe first intellectual and social history of American anarchist thought and activism across the twentieth century In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, Andrew Cornell reveals an astounding continuity and development across the century Far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism, the New Deal, atomic warfare, the black freedom struggle, and a succession of artistic avant gardes stretching from 1915 to 1975.Unruly Equality traces U.S anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle class youth and foregrounds political activism around ecology, feminism, and opposition to cultural alienation.
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    One Reply to “Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century”

    1. A decent attempt to fill a big hole.Histories of anarchism have a big hole, right in the center of them, at least those that concentrate on American versions Anarchism is traced from its nineteenth century roots until it hits its relative apogee in the 1910s, before dying at the hands of war patriots and the FBI Somehow, though, it is reborn variously, depending upon accounts in the late 1960s, or somewhere toward the end of the century No longer, though, is is a revolutionary insurrectionist mo [...]

    2. This accessible history is long overdue, showcasing the broad and profound influence of anarchist thinking and institutions from the Progressive era to the 1970s An epilogue updates the story, tracing links to recent developments like Occupy Even knowledgable readers will discover fresh connections Cornell illustrates the movement s diversity, from the Modern School to the Diggers, along with the contributions of leading figures like Emma Goldman, Murray Bookchin and David Dellinger.

    3. Apologies up front this review is not of the book itself, but of the original dissertation that became the book, Andrew Cornell s For a World Without Oppressors U.S Anarchism from the Palmer Raids to the Sixties, New York University, USA, 2011 Any errors dissonances created by that fact mus be blamed on myself alone Linking the Unchained Articulating US Anarchist HistoryAs an African who came of age as an anarchist within the periphery of the post colonial Anglophone world, my early studies of a [...]

    4. If you look closely enough, Andrew Cornell seems to be saying in Unruly Equality, you ll see the influence of Anarchism across the history of the radical left in the 20th century And he lays out a convincing case From Emma Goldman to Murray Bookchin, the thread of Anarchist thought runs deep, charting a path followed by civil rights demonstrators in the early 60s, anti war protesters in the late 60s, and assorted gay rights fighters, eco defenders into the 70s and beyond.Cornell limits his surve [...]

    5. Cornell argued that, while it is commonly thought that Anarchism in the United States largely went away following the First World War and reemerged in the 1960s in youth movements, it in fact is a continuously tradition from 1880 to the present He illustrates why the Anarchist movement in the United States transformed from a labor focused immigrant based one to a largely middle class white youth based movement, influenced by punk rock by the 1980s The book is divided into two sections 1 the hist [...]

    6. I m finally done I m glad this book exists but it felt like a reference book than something that was meant to be read straight through I kept finding myself wishing this book had been written by Johann Hari Boy can that guy spin a yarn Anyway good on Andrew for pulling allis research together it was ya know interesting Not entertaining or a page turner but informative enough.

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