An American Anarchist: The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre Paul Avrich

An American Anarchist: The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre

Author: Paul Avrich
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Book Title
An American Anarchist: The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre
Author
Paul Avrich
ISBN
9781849352680
When it was first published, An American Anarchist marked a trail historians of American anarchism are still following today. Narrative-driven like all of Paul Avrich's works, it presents Voltairine de Cleyre and her fellow anarchists as complex human beings. De Cleyre (1866-1912) was the first prominent American-born anarchist. From her writings and speeches, through the illnesses that plagued her, the assassination attempt that left her clinging to life, to her early death at forty- five, she worked tirelessly for her ideal. Avrich places her squarely in her vibrant milieu, highlighting famous characters like Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman and the infamous, like Dyer D. Lum--Voltairine de Cleyre's lover and the man who sneaked a dynamite cartridge into Louis Lingg's cell so the accused Haymarket Martyr could die at his own hand and not the state's. This edition includes a new introduction by historian Robert P. Helms. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Paul AvrichPublisher: AK PressPublished: 05/08/2018ISBN: 9781849352680Pages: 292Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80dReview Citations: Choice 11/01/2018

When it was first published, An American Anarchist marked a trail historians of American anarchism are still following today. Narrative-driven like all of Paul Avrich's works, it presents Voltairine de Cleyre and her fellow anarchists as complex human beings. De Cleyre (1866-1912) was the first prominent American-born anarchist. From her writings and speeches, through the illnesses that plagued her, the assassination attempt that left her clinging to life, to her early death at forty- five, she worked tirelessly for her ideal. Avrich places her squarely in her vibrant milieu, highlighting famous characters like Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman and the infamous, like Dyer D. Lum--Voltairine de Cleyre's lover and the man who sneaked a dynamite cartridge into Louis Lingg's cell so the accused Haymarket Martyr could die at his own hand and not the state's. This edition includes a new introduction by historian Robert P. Helms.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Paul Avrich
Publisher: AK Press
Published: 05/08/2018
ISBN: 9781849352680
Pages: 292
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Review Citations: Choice 11/01/2018

When it was first published, An American Anarchist marked a trail historians of American anarchism are still following today. Narrative-driven like all of Paul Avrich's works, it presents Voltairine de Cleyre and her fellow anarchists as complex human beings. De Cleyre (1866-1912) was the first prominent American-born anarchist. From her writings and speeches, through the illnesses that plagued her, the assassination attempt that left her clinging to life, to her early death at forty- five, she worked tirelessly for her ideal. Avrich places her squarely in her vibrant milieu, highlighting famous characters like Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman and the infamous, like Dyer D. Lum--Voltairine de Cleyre's lover and the man who sneaked a dynamite cartridge into Louis Lingg's cell so the accused Haymarket Martyr could die at his own hand and not the state's. This edition includes a new introduction by historian Robert P. Helms.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Paul Avrich
Publisher: AK Press
Published: 05/08/2018
ISBN: 9781849352680
Pages: 292
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Review Citations: Choice 11/01/2018