American anarchy : the epic struggle between immigrant radicals and the US government at the dawn of the twentieth century / Michael Willrich.
Book | Basic Books | 2023 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
vii, 463 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-444) and index.
Contents
Prologue: The water's edge -- Throttled -- American made -- Catching fire -- No gods, no masters -- The path of the lawyer -- First casualties in war -- Anarchism on trial -- Revolutionists -- To build an ark -- Caught in the juggernaut -- Epilogue: Of hearts that grow not cold.
Summary
"In the early twentieth century, anarchists like Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman championed a radical vision of a world without states, laws, or private property. Militant and sometimes violent, anarchists were heroes to many working-class immigrants. But to many others, anarchism was a terrifyingly foreign ideology. Determined to crush it, government officials launched a decades-long "war on anarchy," a brutal program of spying, censorship, and deportation that set the foundations of the modern surveillance state. The lawyers who came to the anarchists' defense advanced groundbreaking arguments for free speech and due process, inspiring the emergence of the civil liberties movement. American Anarchy tells the gripping tale of the anarchists, their allies, and their enemies, showing how their battles over freedom and power still shape our public life."--Dust jacket flap.
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ISBN
9781541697379 (hardcover)
1541697375 (hardcover)
9781541616677 (ebook)
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