Books & Pamphlets – Anarcho-Syndicalist Review An independent labor magazine Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:23:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 50116405 Joe Hill, The IWW & The Making of a Workingclass Counterculture Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:03:10 +0000 Continue reading ]]> A sprawling treatment of Joe Hill’s life and legacy by Franklin Rosemont. Passionate, and wide-ranging, Rosemont read everything available in English when he wrote this book, and draws on many sources to try to fill in the gaps in what we know. This is the PM Press reissue of the Charles H Kerr original. 639 pp., paper, published at $29.95

Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:58:21 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The PM Press reissue of the Charles H Kerr edition compiling 3 pamphlets on industrial direct action by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Walker C. Smith and William E. Trautmann, and introduced by IWW historian Salvatore Salerno. 116 pp., paper, published at $14.95

Maurice Brinton, The Irrational in Politics Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:44:58 +0000 This is the Black Rose hardcover edition of this classic work. No dust jacket, as published.

The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, vol. 1 Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:43:32 +0000 A landmark in the historiography of the Spanish revolution, written by José Peirats, a life-long CNT member who was a participant in the events he chronicles. Edited by Chris Ealham. 399 pp., paper, published at $28

Revolution & Other Writings (Landauer) Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:38:06 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The first comprehensive collection of Gustav Landauer’s writings in English, including Revolution and 30 additional essays. German police described Landauer as “the most important agitator of the radical and revolutionary movement in the entire country” in 1893. Twenty-six years later he died at the hands of soldiers crushing the Bavarian Council Republic — an attempt to realize libertarian socialism in the aftermath of the first World War.

352 pages, paper, Published at $26.95

Wobblies: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:54:03 +0000 edited by Paul Buhle and Nicole Schulman

From the struggles of the hard rock miners to the Wobbly revolt in Mexico, dozens of artists convey episodes from a century of Wobbly struggles.

306 pages, paper

The Anarchist Turn Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:48:45 +0000 Continue reading ]]> edited by Jacom Blumenfeld, Chiara Botch and Simon Critchley.

14 contributors, some anarchists and some quite hostile to the anarchist tradition, explore anarchism as a political philosophy and ethical stance. But several contributors call for a revival of the anarchist movement and note that anarchism is much more than a philosophical tradition – it is a living tradition committed not only to organized resistance, but to building a free society.

272 pages, paper; published at $30, available from ASR for $12

Post-Anarchism: A Reader Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:37:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]> edited by Duane Rousselle & Sureyyya Evren.

16 chapters explore post-anarchism – a post-structuralist approach completely divorced from actual organization and struggle which jettisons many of the insights anarchists have developed over 150 years of struggle in favor of a simple-minded focus on power and a fervent embrace of ideas Bakunin flirted with when he was becoming an anarchist, but grew out of. This book, in all fairness, has nothing to add to our understanding of anarchism or of modern society or of strategies for building a free society. But many who work in or around the academy may need to be familiar with this school of thought in order to engage with naive students and careless thinkers who have become entangled in it. 288 pages, paperback. Published at $35, available from ASR for $12

Immigrants, Unions and the New U.S. Labor Market Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:06:13 +0000 Continue reading ]]> by Immanuel Ness. This book explores workplace organizing by immigrant workers in New York City, ignored by many unions, excluded from labor law’s limited protections, with nothing to rely upon except their solidarity and collective action.

230 pp., paper, published at $23.95

Miners on Strike Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:26:18 +0000 by Andrew Richards. A study of the 1985 British miners’ strike and the conditions which led to its bitter defeat. hardcover. Published at $114