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Anarcho-Syndicalism (Pluto Classics)
Rudolf Rocker

Pluto Press, 1998

Rudolf Rockerb's classic survey of anarcho-syndicalism was written during the Spanish Civil War to explain to the wider reading public the ideology which inspired the social revolution in Spain. It remains unsurpassed as a general introduction to anarchist thought and an authoritative account of the early history of international anarchism by one of the movement's leading figures.


Radical Unionism: The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary Syndicalism
Ralph Darlington

Haymarket Books, 2013

During the first two decades of the twentieth century the ideas of revolutionary syndicalism developed into a major influence within the trade union movement. Committed to destroying capitalism through direct industrial action and revolutionary trade union struggle, the movement raised fundamental questions for activists across the world. Radical Unionism provides an analysis of the dynamics and trajectory of the syndicalist movement in six ...


Syndicalism, Industrial Unionism and Socialism
John Spargo

Red and Black Publishers, 2009

A history of the Syndicalist movement, and a critique of the Syndicalist program from the point of view of parliamentary Socialism.


New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour and Syndicalism: The Individual, the National and the Transnational
David Berry and Constance Bantman

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010

This collection presents exciting new research on the history of anarchist movements and their relation to organised labour, notably revolutionary syndicalism. Bringing together internationally acknowledged authorities as well as younger researchers, all specialists in their field, it ranges across Europe and from the late nineteenth century to the beginnings of the Cold War. National histories are revisited through transnational perspectives - ...


Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism (Counter-Power vol 1)
Lucien van der Walt, Michael Schmidt

AK Press, 2009

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 ...


The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870-1945
Dylan Riley

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010

Dylan Riley reconceptualizes the nature and origins of interwar fascism in this remarkable investigation of the connection between civil society and authoritarianism. From the late nineteenth century to World War I, voluntary associations exploded across Europe, especially among rural non-elites. But the development of this "civil society" did not produce liberal democracy in Italy, Spain, and Romania. Instead, Riley finds that it undermined ...


Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice (Working Classics)
Rudolf Rocker

AK Press, 2004

In 1937, at the behest of Emma Goldman, Rocker penned this political and philosophical masterpiece as an introduction to the ideals fueling the Spanish social revolution and resistance to capitalism the world over. Within, Rocker offers an introduction to anarchist ideas, a history of the international workers’ movement, and an outline of the syndicalist strategies and tactics embraced at the time (direct action, sabotage and the general ...


Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940 (Studies in Global Social History)

Brill Academic Publishing, 2013


The Wobblies: The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the United States
Patrick Renshaw

Ivan R. Dee, 1999

Does anyone save historians remember the Wobblies? This nickname for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the revolutionary labor union founded in Chicago in 1905, not so long ago was part of the vocabulary of labor and socialist movements everywhere. But few who have heard of the Wobblies know much about their history, aims, or achievements—or their impact on American labor. In this new edition of his classic study of the Wobblies, ...


Syndicalism: Writings On Revolutionary Socialist Unions, ...

Red and Black Publishers, 2010

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, ...


Syndicalism: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Icon Group International

ICON Group International, Inc., 2010

Ever need a fact or quotation on syndicalism? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term "syndicalism," including non-conventional usage and alternative ...


Green Syndicalism: An Alternative Red/Green Vision (Space, Place and Society)
Jeff Shantz

Syracuse University Press, 2012

It is widely understood that the burdens of ecological destruction are borne disproportionately by working-class and poor communities, both through illness and disease caused by pollutants and through the depletion of natural resources from which they make a living. Yet, consistently, the voices of the working class are the most marginalized, excluded, and silenced when discussing how to address ecological concerns and protect the environment ...


American Syndicalism: The I.W.W., Socialism, and the History of the Labor Movement

Red and Black Publishers, 2014

The classic history of the early American labor union movement. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was the most militant labor union in the US, with ties to Eugene V Debs and the Socialist Party. This is John Graham Brooks' classic account of the IWW's history. [Illustrated]


Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism
Peter Marshall

PM Press, 2010

Lively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist ideas of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, the record investigates the successes and failures of anarchist movements throughout ...


Comrade or Brother?: A History of the British Labour Movement
Mary Davis

Pluto Press, 2009

'The book stands comparison with A.L.Morton's 'People's History' and G.D.H. Cole's 'Common People'. But it is more than just this. It is in a real sense a history for our own times.' John Foster, Emeritus Professor, University of the West of Scotland 'This book is ideal for its purpose. I only wish it had been available in the decades when I was teaching trade union courses.' Jim Fryth, Labour History Review 'At last a readable and accessible ...


Syndicalism In France (1914)
Louis Levine

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.


Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism, and Syndicalism: With Notes and Introduction
Bertrand Russell

Polit Press, 2010

In "Proposed Roads to Freedom," Bertrand Russell weighs the respective advantages and disadvantages of Socialism, Marxism, and Syndicalism.



Nabu Press, 2011

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed ...


Rudolf Rocker

Pluto Press, 1989

Rudolf Rocker's classic survey of anarcho-syndicalism was written during the Spanish Civil War to explain to the wider reading public the ideology which inspired the social revolution in Spain. It remains unsurpassed as a general introduction to anarchist thought and an authoritative account of the early history of international anarchism by one of the movement's leading figures.


Anarcho-Syndicalism in the 20th Century
V. Damier, V. Dame

Black Cat Press, 2009

Anarcho-syndicalism, a theory and practice of working class revolution, was developed not by scholars working in libraries but by the workers themselves. The anarcho-syndicalist movement of the 20th century extended to all the industrialized countries of the world and even agricultural regions. This was not a fringe phenomenon but involved millions of workers. Mainstream labour unions and social-democratic parties have become increasingly ...



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