Synopses & Reviews
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 dying out, 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 amongst middle-class youth and foregrounds ecology, feminism, and opposition to cultural alienation.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
THE DECLINE OF CLASSICAL ANARCHISM
1 Anarchist Apogee, 1916
2 The Red and Black Scare, 1917andndash;1924
3 A Movement of Emergency, of Defense, 1920andndash;1929
4 The Unpopular Front, 1930andndash;1939
THE RISE OF CONTEMPORARY ANARCHISM
5 Anarchism and Revolutionary Nonviolence, 1940andndash;1948
6 Anarchism and the Avant-Garde, 1942andndash;1956
7 Anarchism and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1955andndash;1964