Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America

Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America

by Paul Avrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691034125

ISBN-13: 9780691034126

Pub. Date: 12/12/1994

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Through his many books on the history of anarchism, Paul Avrich has done much to dispel the public's conception of the anarchists as mere terrorists. In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets American anarchists speak for themselves. This book contains 180 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years, interviews that portray the human dimensions of a

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Through his many books on the history of anarchism, Paul Avrich has done much to dispel the public's conception of the anarchists as mere terrorists. In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets American anarchists speak for themselves. This book contains 180 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years, interviews that portray the human dimensions of a movement much maligned by the authorities and contemporary journalists. Most of the interviewees (anarchists as well as their friends and relatives) were active during the heyday of the movement, between the 1880s and the 1930s. They represent all schools of anarchism and include both famous figures and minor ones, previously overlooked by most historians. Their stories provide a wealth of personal detail about such anarchist luminaries as Emma Goldman and Sacco and Vanzetti.

The interviews are grouped in six sections organized around individuals or major aspects of the movement. Each section begins with an explanatory essay, and each interview with a biographical note. Avrich also includes a selected bibliography and a list of anarchist periodicals. This work of impeccable scholarship will be an invaluable resource not only for scholars of anarchism but also for those studying immigration, ethnic politics, the history of education, and legal and labor history.

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ISBN-13:
9780691034126
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/12/1994
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1Pioneers
Introduction3
Oriole Tucker Riche8
Beatrice Fetz11
Helena Bailie14
Laurance Labadie15
Alexandra Kropotkin16
John J. Most, Jr.18
Mary Schwab20
Henry R. Schnaubelt22
Milton W. Thorpe23
Grace Umrath23
Elmer B. Isaak27
Marion Bell29
Brigitte Hausberger33
Fermin Rocker37
Part 2Emma Goldman
Introduction45
Freda Diamond51
Luba Stein Benenson55
Jeanne Levey56
Pauline H. Turkel58
Hilda Adel60
Roger N. Baldwin62
Albert Boni65
Gabriel Javsicas66
Ida Gershoy68
Arthur Leonard Ross72
Kate Wolfson73
Ora Robbins76
Millie Grobstein77
Ahrne Thorne80
Part 3Sacco and Vanzetti
Introduction87
Spencer Sacco92
Gemma Diotalevi95
Jennie Paglia96
Ralph Piesco98
George T. Kelley99
Beltrando Brini100
Lefevre Brini Wager104
Concetta Silvestri107
Jenny Salemme109
Catina Willman111
Joseph Moro112
Bartolomeo Provo115
Vincenzo Farulla120
Sebastiano Magliocca121
Sara R. Ehrmann122
Art Shields123
Fred J. Cook126
George Vaux127
Harry Richal128
Louis Tarabelli130
Charles Poggi132
Febo Pomilia134
Florence Rossi136
Galileo Tobia137
Elide Sanchini138
Oreste Fabrizi139
Alberico Pirani141
Valerio Isca143
John Vattuone151
William Gallo153
Guy Liberti157
Hugo Rolland159
Esther Travaglio160
Vincenzo Ferrero163
Dominick Sallitto166
Lino Molin167
Mark Luca168
Frank Brand169
Attilio Bortolotti175
Part 4Schools and Colonies
Introduction191
Amour Liber196
Revolte Bercovici197
David Lawson198
Manuel Komroff200
Benjamin G. Benno203
Maurice Hollod204
Rose Goldblatt209
Gussie Denenberg211
Charles Plunkett214
Moritz Jagendorf219
Morris Beresin222
Harry Melman223
Emma Gilbert224
Richard Gilbert228
Magda Schoenwetter229
Ray Shedlovsky231
Eva Bein234
Mary Rappaport237
Anna Schwartz239
Hugo Gellert241
Lillian Rifkin Blumenfeld243
Suzanne Hotkine Avins245
Anatole Freeman Ishill248
Ben Frumkin249
Siegfried Rolland250
Esther Walters251
Rina Garst251
Mollie Albert254
Molly Bogin256
Lallah Blanpied257
Dorothy Rick259
Jacques Dubois259
Henry Fruchter260
Nora Horn261
Jacob Landa262
Jo Ann Burbank264
Ben Lieberman268
Jacques Rudome270
Lydia Miller273
Eva Brandes274
Nellie Dick282
Macie Pope291
David Dadisman292
Pearl Pottu294
Radium LaVene295
Philip Trupin296
Louis A. Gittelman299
Ellis Grosner301
Aaron Rockoff303
Eleanor Litwak304
Shaindel Ostroff306
Emanuel V. Conason308
Beatrice Markowitz309
Dora Keyser310
Part 5Ethnic Anarchists
Introduction315
Sam Dreen320
Rene Shapshak324
Lena Shlakman325
Julius Seltzer328
Joseph Spivak330
Rebecca August332
Ida Lehrer and Sonya Tucker333
Zalman Deanin334
Sonya Deanin335
Paul Rose337
Ida Radosh339
Clara Larsen340
Bessie Zoglin342
Sonya Farber346
Isidore Farbiash348
Israel Ostroff349
Abraham Blecher351
Clara Halpern353
Morris Schulmeister359
David Babich364
Victor Lynn365
Wanda Swieda369
Morris Ganberg371
Morris Greenshner376
Mark Mratchny381
Johanna Boetz385
Leon Shapiro386
Boris Yelensky388
Marcelino Garcia390
Sirio Esteve393
Jose Hernandez394
Louis G. Raymond394
Juan Anido396
Marcelo Salinas397
Gustavo Lopez398
Joachin Edo399
Federico Arcos400
H. L. Wei407
Red Jones409
Bella Wong410
Part 6The 1920s and After
Introduction415
Sam Dolgoff419
Sarah Taback429
Jack Frager431
Abe Bluestein435
Louis Genin439
Louis Slater443
Clara Solomon446
Sidney Solomon449
Mark Schmidt453
Franz Fleigler454
Irving Sterling457
Audrey Goodfriend460
David Koven461
Bronka Greenberg463
Daniel Guerin467
Dwight Macdonald469
Robert S. Calese470
Richard Ellington472
Fred Woodworth473
Anne McVey476
Notes477
List of Periodicals529
Further Reading537
Index543

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