books about: syndicalism
PROPOSED ROADS TO FREEDOM: SOCIALISM, ANARCHISM AND SYNDICALISM
1 review, 2009
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
I've got a copy of Bertrand Russell's original edition of "Proposed Roads to Freedom" which I read nearly four decades ago. Guild socialism was originally an offshoot of Fabian Socialism, though arguably more radical and working class-oriented than the Fabians. Bertrand Russell's "Proposed Roads to Freedom" may be the most accessible introduction to guild socialism. I'd highly recommend ...
Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism (Counter-Power vol 1)
Lucien van der Walt
Black Flame is the first of two volumes that reexamine anarchism?s democratic class politics, its vision of a decentralized planned economy, and its impact on popular struggles in five continents over the last 150 years. From the nineteenth century to today?s anticapitalist movements, it traces anarchism?s lineage and contemporary relevance. It outlines anarchism?s insights into questions of race, gender, class, and imperialism, significantly ...
Anarcho-Syndicalism (Pluto Classics)
an amazing intellectual and politcal statement
"Anarcho-Syndicalism" provides readers with an engagiong account of an egalitarian political philosophy that has its roots in Enlightenment thought. Author Rudolph Rocker presents a systematic conception of the development of anarchist thought towards anarcho-syndicalism, writing that "anarchism is not a fixed, self-enclosed social system but rather a definite trend in the historic development ...
The Wobblies: The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the United States
Ivan R. Dee, Publisher
The definitive book on the Wobblies
A great book for readers interested in labor, social, and radical history. This book is excellent in revealing the clash between socialists, anarchists, communists, and industrial unionists. The IWW was the home of American radicals from 1905-1930. From Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party of America & the American Railway Union to Daniel DeLeon of the Socialist Labor Party & the Socialist ...
Schism and Solidarity in Social Movements: The Politics of Labor in the French Third Republic
Cambridge University Press, 2001
From the fall of the Paris Commune to the creation of the powerful French Communist Party, the French labor movement lurched between a pattern of ideological polarization and organizational fragmentation and one of broad-based solidarity. Ansell analyzes the dynamic interplay among political mobilization, organization-building, and ideological articulation that produced these shifts between schism and solidarity. The aim is to shed new light on ...
Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice (Working Classics)
Unfairly characterizes the state, but I sympathize and understand.
This is necessary reading for any socialist. Syndicalism must be an integral part of any progressive social order.
Victor Griffuelhes and French Syndicalism 1895-1922
Louisiana State Univ Pr
An excellent study in French labor history.
Professor Vandervort offers readers of European history a balanced account of the life and times of a French revolutionary labor leader at the beginning of this century. Victor Griffuelhes, coauthor of the influential "Charter of Amiens" (1906) and General Secretary of the Confederation Generale du Travail (CGT) from 1901 to 1909, rose from modest origins to lead what was arguably one of ...
Sorel: Reflections on Violence
Cambridge University Press, 1911
The power of myths, the importance of choosing wisely
"Reflections on violence" was written in 1908 by Georges Sorel, and gives us a good idea of what revolutionary syndicalism was like to him. Even if this book isn't widely read, it is quite important in the history of political ideas. "Reflections on Violence" is a little difficult to read sometimes, because it was the result of many articles that the author had written regarding many ...
Proposed Roads to Freedom; Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism
Red and Black Publishers
Betrand Russell's classic treatise. The strengths and weaknesses of the social systems proposed by the socialists, the anarchists, and the syndicalists.
Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder
Red and Black Publishers, 2009
Lenin's criticisms of non-Leninist communism, including the Syndicalists and the Council Communists.
The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939
Free Life Editions
A nice collection of material on a little known side of the Spanish "Civil War"
This is an odd but interesting volume. Sam Dolgoff edits a volume, using primary sources, to discuss a little known aspect of the Spanish Civil War. Indeed, partisans would say that the term "Civil War" is wrong, and that what is described in this volume is actually a "Revolution." The work begins with a useful essay by Murray Bookchin on the Spanish context. He outlines the dizzying array ...
Battling for American Labor: Wobblies, Craft Workers, and the Making of the Union Movement
University of California Press, 1999
Unconvincing finding of class consciousness
The author's primary goal is to destroy the myth held by many that the American working class turned to the AFL because it does not regard itself as a class in opposition to the capitalist class. More of the myth is that workers do not find it necessary to participate in politics and they view capitalism kindly. His means of making his case is to follow the various ups and downs of the ...
Proposed Roads to Freedom - Socialism, Anarchism & Syndicalism (with Footnotes & Index)
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Taylor & Francis, 2007
This innovative study charts the beginnings, history and fate of Interferon--one of modern medicine's most famous and infamous drugs. Interferon is part of the medical profession's armory against viral infection, cancer and MS. The story of its development and use is one of survival in the face of remarkable cycles of promise and disappointment as a miracle drug. By telling this story, Toine Pieters' book provides insight into the research, ...
The Anarchists of Casas Viejas
Jerome R. Mintz
Indiana University Press
"For its intelligence and humanitarian achievements, for its political honesty, for its power and its beauty (there is no other word), this book deserves to be called a masterpiece." -- American Ethnologist Jerome R. Mintz's classic study of the lives of Andalusian campesinos who were swept up by one of the 20th century's pivotal social movements provided a new framework for understanding the tragic events that tilted Spain toward civil war. In ...
The Proposed Roads to Freedom
Completed in April 1918, "in the last days before a period of imprisonment," 'The Proposed Roads to Freedom' contains Bertrand Russell's astute political commentary on anarchism, socialism, and syndicalism. Russell begins with a historical overview of socialism and anarchism, the teachings and organizations of Marx and Bakunin, and the syndicalist revolt against socialism. He then turns to more pressing problems of the future, and how these ...
Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s (Working Class in American History)
University of Illinois Press
a must read for labor historians
If you got to this review, buy this book. There are a few problems. Nelson could have spent more research taking the longshoremen's perspective into account. Nonetheless, his research is solid and this is a must for those interested in the Great Depression, San Francisco or labor history. Nelson account is the most complete research on the subject during this era. I only wish he had devoted ...
Syndicalism: Writings On Revolutionary Socialist Unions
Red and Black Publishers
A selection of writings, some sympathetic, some hostile, on the political and economic theory of syndicalism--the anarchist strategy of using revolutionary unions to seize control of the workplace and build a socialist system from the bottom up. Contains the complete texts of "Reflections on Violence", by Georges Sorel, "The New Unionism", by Andre Tridon, "Proposed Roads to Freedom", by Bertrand Russell, and "Syndicalism, Industrial Unionism, ...
The New Radicals in the Multiversity and Other Sds Writings on Student Syndicalism (Sixties Series)
Charles H. Kerr Publishers Company
During the late 1960s, when students all over American were practicing direct democracy on campus by waging massive student strikes and taking over their university buildings, the three essays collected here for the first time were among the most widely read pieces of student radical literature. Their author, Carl Davidson, was national vice-president and inter-organizational secretary of the SDS. Starting from the sociologists' conclusion that ...
Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism (Anarchist Classics)
Interesting overview of anarcho-syndicalism.
Rudolf Rocker's work exemplifies the realization of anarchism: Rocker is a self-made intellectual, who learned lessons in his tireless activism. In this sense, Anarchism & Anarcho-Syndicalism is an artifact of DIY (Do-it-Yourself). Rocker assembled this work on his own, sought no profits, and wrote the book only to give others an informed perspective. Thus, there's a homespun sort of ...
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