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

One response to “The Lost History of 20th Century Anarchism

  1. An excellent guest, very knowledgable and insightful re anachism. Expecially interesting was the time segments — early US anarchism, the 1930s and ’40s, the role of anarchism in the Civil Rights era, and on up through today.
    And it was a good conversation with Sasha Lilley.

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