Against the Grain

The Lost History of 20th Century Anarchism

In the popular imagination, U.S. anarchism ended with the deportation of Emma Goldman in 1919, only to re-emerge recently with the masked Black Bloc.  But according to scholar Andrew Cornell, anarchism survived and thrived in mid-century America, deeply influencing bohemia, Civil Rights, and the New Left.

 

Resources:

Andrew Cornell, Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century UC Press, 2016

Alexander Berkman addressing a May Day rally in New York's Union Square, 1914
Alexander Berkman addressing a May Day rally in New York’s Union Square, 1914

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