Living Anarchism

Author: Chris Ealham
ISBN: 1849352399
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A study of one man and a collective biography of the working class into which he was born. The story of José Peirats shows the human foundations of Spanish anarchism, the ties of friendship and community that cemented the largest anti-authoritarian movement in the world. “In his biography of Pierats—anarchist, autodidact, brick maker and historian—Chris Ealham presents us with an unsettling portrayal of that most challenging and complex organization, the CNT-FAI, both in its greatest moments and in the agony and brutality of its exile. Commanding the narrative throughout, though, is Peirats. José Peirats both helped make history as a militant anarchist, sometimes with gun in hand, and wrote some of the most detailed and determinedly impartial history our movement has ever produced. It is a matter of real satisfaction to know that this exemplary militant and scholar has the biography he deserves.”—Barry Pateman, archivist and author with the Kate Sharpley Library

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Author: Abel Paz
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859505
Format: PDF, ePub
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A political biography, history of of a revolutionary era, and nonstop adventure story across three continents.

Ready for Revolution

Author: Agustín Guillamón
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849351430
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Seeing the writing on the wall, one of Spain's largest unions began secretly arming workers throughout the country. The anarcho-syndicalist union evolved from overseeing workers' defense to organizing armed resistance to the Fascist coup. From there, it administered entire militias and finally coordinated industrial self-management and food distribution, leading a revolution within the Spanish Civil War. A fascinating new history and a lively narrative of ordinary men and women making history. Agustín Guillamón is an independent historian and the author of The Friends of Durruti Group, 1937–39 and The Committees Revolution.

Vision on Fire

Author: Emma Goldman
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859574
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The "most dangerous woman alive" in the most inspring revolution of modern history.

Anarchism Revolution and Reaction

Author: Angel Smith
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845451769
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The period from 1898 to 1923 was a particularly dramatic one in Spanish history; it culminated in the violent Barcelona 'labor warsâ- and was only brought to a close with the coup d'etat launched by the Barcelona Captain General, Miguel Primo de Rivera, in September 1923. In his detailed examination of the rise of the Catalan anarchist-syndicalist-led labor movement, the author blends social, cultural and political history in a novel way. He analyses the working class 'from belowâ- and the policies of the Spanish State towards labor 'from above.â- Based on an in-depth usage of primary sources, the authors provides an unrivalled account of Catalan labor and the Catalan anarchist-syndicalist movement and thus makes an important contribution to our understanding of early twentieth-century Spanish history.

Homage to Catalonia

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518348688
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.

The Spanish Civil War

Author: Burnett Bolloten
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807819067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A detailed account of the war describes Republican political life during the period and recounts the rise of the Spanish Communist Party