Anarchism: An Introductory Bibliography

Anarchy: An Introductory Bibliography in English

Compiled by James Herod, March 2012

(Internet links were valid at time of compilation.)

Available in pamphlet form from AK Press and excerpted in ASR #58; we are in the process of converting this to web format. We ultimately plan to add illustrations and link to online versions of readily available texts.

About This Bibliography

Although anarchist ideas and practices have existed from earliest times, anarchism did not emerge as a distinct movement until the nineteenth century. The bulk of this bibliography consists of references to this movement, both historical and contemporary. However, given the extraordinary nature of our times, in which we have an opportunity to renew anarchism again, and to redefine radical politics in general, I thought it useful and important to cast a wider net in order to provide readers with leads to the broader knowledge that they will need for today’s anarchist struggles. So I have included references to six cousins to anarchism which share its general opposition to authority and capital, namely: council communism, the Frankfurt School, situationism, surrealism, libertarian socialism/communism, and autonomous/open marxism, as well as references to a number of special topics of relevance to rebuilding a vibrant anarchist movement. Also, I’ve included works on major revolutions and historical events, most of which contained significant anarchist currents, and a good list of reports on recent movements worldwide, many of which have strong anarchist themes. Finally, there is an extensive list of other outstanding radical (but not necessarily anarchist) works that are worthy of study.

Getting Started

Kropotkin, Peter, Anarchism and Anarchist Communism: Its Basis and Principles. Freedom Press, 1987, 64 pages. Two short introductions to anarchism, including Kropotkin’s famous article for the 1910 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Malatesta, Errico, Anarchy. Freedom Press, 1974, 54 pages.

Walter, Nicolas, About Anarchism (1969). Freedom Press, 2002, 93 pages.

Dolgoff, Sam, The Relevance of Anarchism to Modern Society (1977). Tucson, Arizona, See Sharp Press, 2001, 18 pages.

Bufe, Chaz, Anarchism: What It Is & What It Isn’t. Tucson, Arizona: See Sharp Press, 2003, 12 pages.

General Introductions

Ward, Colin, Anarchy in Action. London: Freedom Press, 1973, 2nd edition 1982, 152 pages.

Kropotkin, Peter, Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings. New York: Dover, 2002, 336 pages. (This is a reprint of the 1927 collection, Kropotkin’s Revolutionary Pamphlets.)

Goldman, Emma, Anarchism and Other Essays (1917). New York: Dover, 1969, 271 pages.

Berkman, Alexander, What Is Anarchism? (1929). Oakland: AK Press, 2003, 237 pages. (This is the complete book in one volume. It was often previously published in two volumes.)

Guerin, Daniel, Anarchism: From Theory to Practice (1970). Monthly Review Press, 1996, 166 pages.

Meltzer, Albert, Anarchism: Arguments For and Against (1981). Oakland: AK Press, 1996, 71 pages.

Rocker, Rudolf, Anarcho-Syndicalism (1938). London: Pluto Press, 1989, 166 pages.

Harper, Clifford, Anarchy: A Graphic Guide. Camden Press, 1987, 196 pages.

Histories, General

Woodcock, George, Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements (1962). University of Toronto Press, 2004, 434 pages.

Marshall, Peter, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism (1993). Oakland: PM Press, 2010, 800 pages.

Nettlau, Max, A Short History of Anarchism. Freedom Press, 1996, 406 pages.

Histories, Particular

Reichert, William O., Partisans of Freedom: A Study of American Anarchism. Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1976, 602 pages.

Bookchin, Murray, The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years 1868-1936 (1977). AK Press, 2001, 316 pages.

Avrich, Paul, The Russian Anarchists (1967). AK Press, 2005, 320 pages.

Dirlik, A., Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution. California University Press, 1991, 336 pages.

Fernandez, Frank, Cuban Anarchism: The History of a Movement. Tucson: See Sharp Press, 2001, 154 pages.

Ha Ki Rak, History of Korean Anarchist Movement. Seoul: Anarchist Publishing Committee, 1986.

Berry, David, A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945. Oakland: AK Press, 2009, 362 pages.

Pernicone, Nunzio, Italian Anarchism 1864-1892. Princeton University Press, 1993, 326 pages.

Quail, John, The Slow Burning Fuse: The Lost History of British Anarchists. New York: Paladin, 1978, 350 pages.

Carlson, Andrew R., Anarchism in Germany. Volume 1: The Early Movement. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1972, 448 pages.

Goodway, David, Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward. Liverpool University Press, 1988, 401 pages.

Porter, David, Eyes to the South: French Anarchists and Algeria. Oakland: AK Press, 2011, 582 pages.

Mbah, Sam, and I.E. Igariwey, African Anarchism: The History of a Movement. Tucson: See Sharp Press, 1997, 119 pages.

Skirda, Alexandre, Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchist Organization from Proudhon to May 1968. Oakland: AK Press, 2002, 292 pages.

Suriano, Juan, Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires 1890-1910. Oakland: AK Press, 2010, 312 pages.



Graham, Robert, Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas. Volume One: From Anarchy to Anarchism (300ce to 1939). Volume Two: The Emergence of the New Anarchism 1939-1977). Volume Three (1974 to 2012). Montreal: Black Rose Books, Vol. 1, 2005, 519 pages; Vol. 2, 2009, 525 pages. Vol. 3, 2013, 594 pages.

Guerin, Daniel, No Gods No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism (1980). AK Press, 2005, one volume edition.

Apter, David E., and James Joll, editors, Anarchism Today. Doubleday Anchor, 1972, 274 pages.

Goodway, David, editor, For Anarchism: History, Theory, Practice. Routledge, 1989, 288 pages.

Purkis, Jon, and James Bowen, eds., Twenty-First Century Anarchism: Unorthodox Ideas for a New Millennium. New York: Continuum, 1997, 214 pages.

Ehrlich, Howard J., Reinventing Anarchy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979, 371 pages; and Re-Inventing Anarchy, Again. Oakland: AK Press, 1996, 386 pages.

Ward, Colin, A Decade of Anarchy 1961-1970. London: Freedom Press, 1987, 287 pages.

Woodcock, George, The Anarchist Reader. Fontana, 1977, 384 pages.

Glassgold, Peter, editor, Anarchy! An Anthology of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2001, 428 pages.

Autliff, Allan, editor, Only a Beginning: An Anarchist Anthology. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004, 406 pages. (oversized)

Major Figures and Texts

Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676)

The Writings of Gerrard Winstanley. With an Appendix of Documents Relating to the Digger Movement. Edited with an introduction by George H. Sabine. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1941, 686 pages. Reprinted by Russell and Russell, 1965.

Winstanley: the Law of Freedom and Other Writings. Edited by Christopher Hill. Cambridge University Press, 1973, 394 pages.

Gerrard Winstanley: Selected Writings. Edited by Andrew Hopton. London: Aporia Press, 1989, 117 pages.

Petegorsky, David W., Left-Wing Democracy in the English Civil War: A Study of the Social Philosophy of Gerrard Winstanley, London: Victor Gollancz, 1940, 254 pages.

William Godwin (1756-1836)

Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Modern Morals and Happiness (1793). Penguin, 1985, 825 pages.

The Anarchist Writings of William Godwin. Edited with an Introduction by Peter Marshall. London: Freedom Press, 1986, 181 pages.

Woodcock, George, William Godwin: A Biographical Study. Reissued by Black Rose Books, 1989, 280 pages.

Clark, John P., The Philosophical Anarchism of William Godwin. Princeton University Press, 1977, 343 pages.

Marshall, Peter, William Godwin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984, 497 pages.

Detve, Jean, A Most Extraordinary Pair: Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Doubleday, 1975, 328 pages.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

Property Is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology. Edited with an Introduction by Iain McKay. Oakland: AK Press, 2011, 823 pages.

What is Property? An Enquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government. Howard Fertig, 1966, 457 pages.

General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century (1851). Mineola, NY: Dover, 2007, 299 pages.

System of Economic Contradictions: Or the Philosophy of Misery (1846). Ayer Company Publishers, 1972, 482 pages.

Woodcock, George, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Routledge, 1956, 280 pages.

Hyams, Edward, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: His Revolutionary Life, Mind, & Works. London: John Murray, 1979, 304 pages.

See also studies of Proudhon by Robert Hoffman, Henri De Lubac, Alan Ritter, Stephen Vincent, and Stephen Condit.

Michael Bakunin (1814-1876)

Bakunin on Anarchy: Selected Works by the Activist-Founder of World Anarchism. Edited, translated, and with an introduction by Sam Dolgoff. Preface by Paul Avrich. New York: Knopf, 1972, 405 pages.

Statism and Anarchy (1873). Cambridge U.P., 1990, 243 pages.

God and the State (1871). Introduction by Paul Avrich. Dover, 1970, 89 pages.

Marxism, Freedom, and the State. Compiled by KI. J. Kenafick. London: Freedom Press, 1950, 64 pages.

Morris, Brian, Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1993, 159 pages.

Leier, Mark, Bakunin: The Creative Passion. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006, 350 pages.

Other compilations of Bakunin’s writings are by Richard Cutler, Arthur Lehning, and G.P. Maximoff. A CD of his complete works is available in French from the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam.

See also studies by E. H. Carr, Anthony Masters, Richard Saltman, T. R. Ravindranathan, and K.J. Kenafick.

Louise Michel (1830-1905)

The Red Virgin: Memoirs of Louise Michel (1886). Edited and translated by Bullitt Lowry and Elizabeth Ellington Gunter. Tuscaloosa: Alabama University Press, 1981, 220 pages.

Thomas, Edith, Louise Michel. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1980, 440 pages.

Mclellan, Nic, editor, Louise Michel. New York: Ocean Press, 2004, 115 pages.

Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921)

Kropotkin’s Revolutionary Pamphlets. (1927), with an introduction, biographical sketch, and bibliography. Reprinted 1968, Benjamin Blom, New York, 307 pages. Reprinted again as Anarchism, Dover, 2002, 336 pages.

Words of a Rebel (1895). Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1992, 229 pages.

The above two books are excellent entries into Kropotkin. Black Rose Books has been republishing Kropotkin in eleven volumes. The major works are: Conquest of Bread; Fields, Factories, and Workshops; Mutual Aid; Memoirs of a Revolutionist; In Russian and French Prisons; Russian Literature; The Great French Revolution; and Ethics.

Morris, Brian, Kropotkin: The Politics of Community. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2004, 314 pages.

See also studies by George Woodcock, Graham Purchase, Martin A. Miller, and Stephen Osofsky.

Errico Malatesta (1850-1932)

Errico Malatesta: His Life & Ideas. Compiled and edited by Vernon Richards, Freedom Press, 1965, 309 pages.

The Anarchist Revolution: Polemical Articles 1924-1931. London: Freedom Press, 1995, 123 pages. Edited and introduced by Vernon Richards.

At the Café: Conversations on Anarchism. Liberty, Tennessee: Fifth Estate Books, 2006, 160 pages.

The Method of Freedom: An Errico Malatesta Reader. Edited by Davide Turcato. AK Press, 2014, 550 pages.

Lucy Parsons (1853-1942)

Lucy Parsons: Freedom, Equality, and Solidarity: Writings and Speeches 1878-1937. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 2005, 183 pages.

Ashbaugh, Carolyn, Lucy Parsons: American Revolutionary. Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1976, 288 pages.

Charlotte Wilson (1854-1944)

Anarchist Essays (1884-1900). London: Freedom Press, 2000, 95 pages.

Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912)

Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre (1914). Edited by Alexander Berkman. Brooklyn: Revisionist Press, 1992, 471 pages.

The First Mayday: The Haymarket Speeches 1895-1910. With an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Paul Avrich. Cienfuegos Press, Libertarian Book Club, and Soil of Liberty, 1980, 53 pages.

Written in Red: Selected Poems. Introduction by Franklin Rosemont, Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1991, 47 pages.

Brigati, A. J., The Voltairine De Cleyre Reader. Oakland: AK Press, 2004, 251 pages.

Presley, Sharon, and Crispin Sartwell, editors. Exquisite Rebel: The Essays of Voltairine De Cleyre – Anarchist, Feminist, Genius. State University of New York Press, 2005, 331 pages.

Delmotte, Eugenia C., editor, Gates of Freedom: Voltairine De Cleyre and the Revolution of the Mind. With selections of her writings. Ann Arbor: Michigan University Press, 2004, 334 pages.

Avrich, Paul, An American Anarchist: The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre. Princeton University Press, 1978, 266 pages.

Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Red Emma Speaks: An Emma Goldman Reader (1972). Compiled and edited by Alix Kates Shulman, with a new introduction and three new essays, Schocken Books, 1983, 460 pages.

Anarchism and Other Essays (1910), With a new introduction by Richard Drinnon, Dover, 1969, 271 pages.

Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution. Edited by David Porter (1983). Oakland: AK Press, 2006, 347 pages.

My Disillusionment in Russia, and My Further Disillusionment with Russia (1923, 1924). Reprinted in one volume, Dover, 2003, 263 pages.

The Social Significance of Modern Drama. The Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1987, 192 pages.

Living My Life (1931). Dover, 1970, 2 volumes.

Nowhere at Home: Letters from Exile of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, edited by Richard and Anna Maria Drinnon. Schocken Books, 1975, 282 pages.

Drinnon, Richard, Rebel in Paradise: A Biography of Emma Goldman. Chicago University Press, 1961, 349 pages.

See also studies and biographies by Alix Shulman, Bonnie Haaland, Candice Falk, Alice Wexler, and C. Brid Nicholson.

Alexander Berkman (1870-1936)

Life of an Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader. Edited by Gene Fellner, New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1992, 354 pages.

The Bolshevik Myth (1925). London: Pluto Press, 1989, 342 pages.

Berkman, Alexander, What Is Anarchism? (1929). Oakland: AK Press, 2003, 237 pages. (This is the complete book in one volume. It was often previously published in two volumes, variously titled: The ABC of Anarchism; What is Anarchist Communism?)

The Russian Tragedy (1922). London: Phoenix Press, 1968, 81 pages. This edition also includes The Kronstadt Rebellion and The Russian Revolution and the Communist Party.

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (1912). Pittsburgh: Frontier Press, 1970, 538 pages.

Gustav Landauer (1870-1919)

Revolution and Other Writings: A Political Reader. Edited and translated by Gabriel Kuhn. Oakland: PM Press, 2010, 352 pages.

For Socialism (1911). St. Louis: Telos Press, 1978, 150 pages.

Lunn, Eugene, Prophet of Community: The Romantic Socialism of Gustav Landauer. California University Press, 1973, 434 pages.

Maurer, Charles B., Call to Revolution: The Mystical Anarchism of Gustav Landauer. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1971, 218 pages.

Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958)

Anarcho-Syndicalism (1938). Pluto Press, 1989, 166 pages

Nationalism and Culture (1933). St. Paul: Michael Coughlin, 1978, 614 pages.

The London Years (1956). Oakland: AK Press, 2005, 228 pages.

Graur, Mina, An Anarchist “Rabbi”: The Life and Teachings of Rudolf Rocker. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997, 272 pages.

Ricardo Flores Magon (1874-1922)

Dreams of Freedom: A Ricardo Flores Magon Reader. Edited by Chaz Bufe and Mitchell Cowen Venter. Oakland: AK Press, 2005, 420 pages.

Albro, Ward S., Always a Rebel: Ricardo Flores Magon and the Mexican Revolution. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1992, 219 pages.

Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960)

A Sylvia Pankhurst Reader. Edited by Kathryn Dodd. Manchester University Press, 1993, 248 pages.

Romero, Patricia W., E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987, 334 pages.

Nestor Makhno (1889-1934)

The Struggle Against the State and Other Essays. Oakland: AK Press, 1996, 114 pages.

The three volumes of Makhno’s memoirs have been published by Black Cat Press, Edmonton, Alberta, as The Russian Revolution in the Ukraine, Under the Blows of the Counterrevolution, and The Ukrainian Revolution.

Arshinov, Peter, History of the Makhnovist Movement 1918-1921. Detroit: Black & Red, 1974, 284 pages.

Skirda, Alexandre, Nestor Makhno: Anarchy’s Cossack. Oakland: AK Press, 2004, 415 pages.

Herbert Read (1893-1968)

A One-Man Manifesto. Selected articles 1938-1953, edited and introduced by David Goodway. London: Freedom Press, 1994, 205 pages.

Anarchy and Order: Essays in Politics (1938-1953). Boston: Beacon Press, 1971, 235 pages. (Includes Poetry and Anarchism, 1938.)

Goodway, David, editor, Herbert Read Reassessed. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 1998, 328 pages.

Rose Pesotta (1896-1965)

Bread Upon the Waters (1944). Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1987, 435 pages.

Days of Our Lives. Boston: Excelsior Publishers, 1958, 262 pages.

Leeder, Elaine, The Gentle General: Rose Pesotta, Anarchist and Labor Organizer. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993, 212 pages.

Paul Goodman (1911-1972)

Drawing the Line: The Political Essays of Paul Goodman. Edited by Taylor Stoehr, New York: Free Life Editions, 1977, 272 pages.

The Paul Goodman Reader. Edited by Taylor Stoehr. Oakland: PM Press, 2011, 479 pages.

Growing Up Absurd. New York: Vintage, 1960, 296 pages.

Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life. (With Percival Goodman). Random House, 1947, 248 pages.

Decentralizing Power: Paul Goodman’s Social Criticism. Edited by Taylor Stoehr, Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1994, 204 pages.

Other works: Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals; People or Personnel: Decentralizing and the Mixed System; Format and Anxiety: Paul Goodman Critiques the Media; Five Years: Thoughts During a Useless Time; Speaking and Language: Defense of Poetry; Compulsory Mis-education; The Community of Scholars; Adam and His Works: Collected Stories of Paul Goodman; Like a Conquered Province: The Moral Ambiguity of America; Nature Heals: The Psychological Essays of Paul Goodman; The Society I Live In Is Mine; and many others.

George Woodcock (1912-1995)

Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements. New York: World Publishing Co., 1962, 504 pages.

Anarchism and Anarchists. Kingston: Quarry Press, 1992, 268 pages.

Anarchy or Chaos (1944). Reprinted by Lysander Spooner, 1992, 124 pages.

Plus biographies of Orwell, Proudhon, Godwin, Kropotkin, Read, Wilde, and Behn.

Fetherling, Douglas, The Gentle Anarchist: A Life of George Woodcock. Seattle: Washington University Press, 1998, 244 pages.

Marie Louise Berneri (1918-1949)

Journey Through Utopia. Boston: Beacon Press, 1951, 339 pages.

Neither East Nor West: Selected Writings 1939-1948. London: Freedom Press, 1988, 192 pages.

Marie Louise Berneri 1918-1949. A Tribute. Published by the Marie Louise Berneri Memorial Committee, London, 1949. Online at:

Murray Bookchin (1921-2006)

Post-Scarcity Anarchism (1971). Oakland, AK Press, 2004, 315 pages.

Remaking Society: Pathways to a Green Future. Boston: South End Press, 1990, 222 pages.

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm. Oakland: AK Press, 1995, 86 pages.

Social Ecology and Communalism. Oakland: AK Press, 2007, 121 pages.

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy (1982). AK Press, 2005, 491 pages.

Urbanization without Cities: The Rise and Decline of Citizenship. Montreal: Black Rose Books.1992, 316 pages.

Toward an Ecological Society. Black Rose Books, 1980, 313 pages.

The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Essays on Dialectical Naturalism. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1990, 198 pages.

To Remember Spain: The Anarchist and Syndicalist Revolution of 1936. Oakland: AK Press, 1994, 69 pages.

The Modern Crisis. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1986, 167 pages.

The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years 1868-1936. New York: Harper, 1977, 344 pages.

The Third Revolution. Four volumes. London: Cassell, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2005.

Re-Enchanting Humanity: A defense of the human spirit against anti-humanism, misanthropy, mysticism, and primitivism. London: Cassell, 1995, 263 pages.

White, Damian, Bookchin: A Critical Appraisal. London: Pluto Press, 2008, 236 pages.

Biehl, Janet, The Politics of Social Ecology: Libertarian Municipalism. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1998, 187 pages.

Colin Ward (1924-2010)

Anarchy in Action. Freedom Press, 1973, 2nd edition 1982, 152 pages.

Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader. Edited by Chris Wilbert and Damian White. Oakland: AK Press, 2011, 335 pages.

Talking Houses. London: Freedom Press, 1990, 142 pages.

Housing: An Anarchist Approach. London: Freedom Press, 1976, 1983, 200 pages.

Talking Schools. London: Freedom Press, 1995, 141 pages.

Other works: Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction; Freedom to Go: After the Motor Age; When We Build Again: Let’s Have Housing That Works!; The Child in the City; Tenants Take Over; Art and the Built Environment; Child in the Country; Social Policy: An Anarchist Response; Welcome Thinner City; Talking to Architects; Influences: Voices of Creative Dissent; Talking Anarchy; Reflected in Water; Havens and Springboards; New Town, Home Town; Vandalism; Chartres; Cotters and Squatters.

Harold Barclay (1924- )

Culture and Anarchism. London: Freedom Press, 1997, 167 pages.

People Without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy. London: Kahn and Averill, 1982, 1990, 162 pages.

The State. London: Freedom Press, 2003, 109 pages.

Paul Avrich (1931-2006)

Anarchist Portraits. Princeton University Press, 1988, 316 pages.

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background. Princeton University Press, 1991, 265 pages.

The Russian Anarchists. Princeton University Press, 1967, 303 pages.

The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution. Edited by Paul Avrich. Ithaca: Cornel University Press, 1973, 179 pages.

Kronstadt 1921. Princeton University Press, 1970, 271 pages.

Russian Rebels: 1600-1800. New York: Norton, 1990, 309 pages.

An American Anarchist: The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre. Princeton University Press, 1978, 266 pages.

The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States. Princeton University Press, 1980, 447 pages.

The Haymarket Tragedy. Princeton University Press, 1984, 535 pages.

Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in the America. Princeton, 1996, 592 pages (unabridged edition).

Nicolas Walter (1934-2000)

The Anarchist Past and Other Essays. Edited by David Goodway. Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications, 2007, 254 pages.

Damned Fools in Utopia and Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance. Edited by David Goodman. Oakland: PM Press, 2011, 288 pages.

About Anarchism. London: Freedom Press, 1969, 39 pages.

Brian Morris (1936- )

Ecology and Anarchism: Essays and Reviews on Contemporary Thought. Marvin Wells, Worcestershire: Image Publishing, 1996, 192 pages.

Western Conceptions of the Individual. Oxford: Berg, 1991, 505 pages.

Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective. London: Pluto Press, 1994, 222 pages.

Bakunin: The Philosophy of Freedom. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1993, 159 pages.

Kropotkin: The Politics of Community. Amherst, New York: Prometheus, 2003, 314 pages.


Note: There are many less well known or not much translated anarchist writers not listed here, including: Elisee Reclus, Guy Aldred, Luigi Galleani, Carlo Tresca, Sebastian Faure, Federica Montseny, James Guillaume, Giuseppe Fanelli, Johann Most, Albert Parsons, Dyer Lum, Francisco Ferrer.

Major Movements and Events

Many of the works cited in this section were not written by anarchists.

Peasant Wars (16th-17th Centuries)

Berce, Yves-Marie, History of Peasant Revolts: The Social Origins of Rebellion in Early Modern France. Ithaca, Cornell U.P., 1990, 359 pages.

Mousnier, Roland, Peasant Uprisings in Seventeenth-Century France, Russia, and China. Harper, 1970, 358 pages.

Engels, Frederick, The Peasant War in Germany. New York: International Publishers, 1966, 191 pages.

English Revolution (1640- )

Zagorin, Perez, A History of Political Thought in the English Revolution. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1954, 208 pages.

Hill, Christopher, The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas during the English Revolution (1972). Peregrine Books, 1984, 431 pages.

Aylmer, G.E., editor, The Levellers in the English Revolution. Thames and Hudson, 1975, 180 pages.

Bernstein, Eduard, Cromwell and Communism: Socialism and Democracy in the Great English Revolution (1895). Schocken, 1963, 287 pages.

See also the listings for Gerrard Winstanley above.

American Revolution (1774- )

“The American Revolution,” Part III, Chs. 9-14, in Murray Bookchin, The Third Revolution, Volume One.

Lemisch, Jesse, “The American Revolution Seen from the Bottom Up,” in Towards a New Past, edited by Barton Berstein, Pantheon, 1968.

Aptheker, Herbert, The American Revolution, 1763-1783. New York: International Publishers, 1960, 304 pages.

Lynd, Staughton, Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution. Bobbs-Merrill, 1967, 288 pages.

Main, Jackson Turner, The Anti-Federalists: Critics of the Constitution 1781-1788. Norton, 1961, 308 pages.

Douglass, Elisha P., Rebels and Democrats: The Struggle for Equal Rights and Majority Rule during the American Revolution. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 1955, 368 pages.

Raphael, Ray, The First American Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord. New York: The New Press, 2002, 273 pages.

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804)

James, C.L.R., The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938). New York: Vintage, 1989, 448 pages.

Parkinson, Wenda, This Gilded African: Toussaint L’Ouverture. London: Quartet Books, 1978, 219 pages.

French Revolution (1789- )

Kropotkin, Peter, The Great French Revolution (1909). Schocken, 1971, 610 pages.

Soboul, Albert, The Sans-Culottes: the Popular Movement and Revolutionary Government 1793-1794 (1968). Princeton University Press, 1980, 279 pages.

Bookchin, Murray, “The French Revolution,” Part IV, Chs. 15-21, in The Third Revolution. Volume One.

Hobsbawm, Eric J., Echoes of the Marseillaise: Two Centuries Look Back on the French Revolution. Rutgers University Press, 1990, 144 pages.


Robertson, Priscilla, Revolutions of 1848: A Social History. Princeton University Press, 1952, 464 pages.

Duveau, Georges, 1848: The Making of a Revolution. Random House, 1967, 254 pages.

Woodcock, George, editor, A Hundred Years of Revolution: 1848 and After. London: Porcupine Press, 1948, 286 pages.

Paris Commune (1871)

Edwards, Stewart, The Paris Commune 1871. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1971, 417 pages.

There are essays on the Paris Commune by Bakunin, Kropotkin, and De Cleyre.

Haymarket (1886)

Roediger, Dave, and Franklin Rosemont, editors, Haymarket Scrapbook. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1986, 255 pages. Has a good bibliography.

Foner, Philip S., editor, The Autobiographies of the Haymarket Martyrs. Monad Press, 1969, 198 pages.

Avrich, Paul, The Haymarket Tragedy. Princeton University Press, 1984, 535 pages.

Nelson, Bruce, Beyond the Martyrs: A Social History of Chicago’s Anarchists 1870-1900. Rutgers University Press, 1988, 305 pages.

The Mexican Revolution (1910- )

Magon, Ricardo Flores, Land & Liberty: Anarchist Influences in the Mexican Revolution. Sanday, Orkney, UK: Cienfuegos Press, 1977, 156 pages.

Womack, John, Jr., Zapata and the Mexican Revolution. Vintage, 1968, 435 pages.

Milton, Robert P., Zapata: The Ideology of a Peasant Revolutionary. International Publishers, 1969, 159 pages.

Reed, John, Insurgent Mexico (1914). New York: International Publishers, 1969, 292 pages.

Hart, John Mason, Anarchism and the Mexican Working Class, 1860-1931. Austin: Texas University Press, 1990, 259 pages.

Gilly, Adolfo, The Mexican Revolution. New York: The New Press, 2005, 298 pages.

Brenner, Anita, The Wind that Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942. With 184 photographs. Austin: Texas University Press, 1943, 1971, 310 pages.

Russian Revolution (1917)

Voline, The Unknown Revolution 1917-1921 (1947). Foreward by Rudolf Rocker. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1990, 717 pages.

Maximoff, G. P., The Guillotine at Work: Twenty Years of Terror in Russia. Chicago: Alexander Berkman Fund, 1940, 627 pages.

Goldman, Emma, My Disillusionment in Russia, and My Further Disillusionment with Russia (1923, 1924). Reprinted in one volume, Dover, 2003, 263 pages.

Berkman, Alexander, The Bolshevik Myth (1925). London: Pluto Press, 1989, 342 pages.

Avrich, Paul, ed., The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1973, 179 pages.

Brinton, Maurice, The Bolsheviks & Workers’ Control: The State and Counter-Revolution. Solidarity (London), 1970, 89 pages.

Anweiler, Byoskar, The Soviets: The Russian Workers, Peasants, and Soldiers Councils 1904-1921 (1958). Pantheon, 1974, 337 pages.

Kaiser, Daniel H., editor, The Workers’ Revolution in Russia, 1917: The View from Below. Cambridge University Press, 1987, 152 pages.

Edelman, Robert, Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia’s Southwest. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987, 195 pages.

The Ukrainian Revolution (1918)

See the listings for Nestor Makhno above.

The German Revolution (1918-1919)

Haffner, Sebastian, Failure of a Revolution: Germany 1918-1919. Chicago: Banner Press, 1973, 211 pages.

Carsten, F.L., Revolution in Central Europe 1918-1919. California University Press, 1972, 360 pages.

Kronstadt (1921)

Avrich, Paul, Kronstadt 1921. Princeton University Press, 1970, 271 pages.

Mett, Ida, The Kronstadt Uprising (1938). Introduction by Murray Bookchin, Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1971, 93 pages.

Getzler, Israel, Kronstadt 1917-1921: The Fate of a Soviet Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 1983, 296 pages.

The British General Strike of 1926

Morris, Margaret, The General Strike (of 1926). Penguin, 1976, 479 pages.

Spanish Revolution (1936-1939)

Richards, Vernon, Lessons of the Spanish Revolution (1953, 1957, 1972). Freedom Press, 240 pages. Contains a lengthy bibliographical postscript.

Souchy, Augustin, With the Peasants of Aragon: Libertarian Communism in a Liberated Area of Spain (1937). Cienfuegos Press, 1982, 76 pages.

Broue, Pierre, and Emile Termime, The Revolution and the Civil War in Spain (1961). MIT Press, 1970, 591 pages.

Bolloten, Burnett, The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution. Chapel Hill: North Carolina University Press, 1991, 1074 pages.

Borkenau, Franz, The Spanish Cockpit: An Eye-Witness Account of the Political and Social Conflicts of the Spanish Civil War. Ann Arbor: Michigan University Press, 1971, 303 pages.

Brenan, Gerald, The Spanish Labyrinth: An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Civil War. Cambridge University Press, 1943, 384 pages.

Tellez, Antonio, Sabate: Guerilla Extraordinary. London: Elephant Editions, 1974, 208 pages.

Paz, Abel, Durruti: The People Armed. Black Rose Books, 1976, 323 pages.

Leval, Gaston, Collectives in the Spanish Revolution. London: Freedom Press, 1975, 368 pages.

Peirats, Jose, Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution. London: Freedom Press, 1990, 388 pages.

Bookchin, Murray, The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years 1868-1936. Harper, 1977, 344 pages.

Bookchin, Murray, To Remember Spain: The Anarchist and Syndicalist Revolution of 1936. Oakland: AK Press, 1994, 69 pages.

Dolgoff, Sam, ed., The Anarchist Collectives: Worker’s Self-Management in Spain 1936-1939. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1974, 195 pages.

Santillan, D. A. de, After the Revolution: Economic Reconstruction in Spain Today (1937). Syndey, Australia: Jura Books, 2007, 127 pages.

Orwell, George, Homage to Catalonia (1938). Harcourt, 1990, 232 pages.

Mintz, Jerome R., The Anarchists of Casas Viejas. Chicago University Press, 1982, 336 pages.

Casas, Juan Gomez, Anarchist Organization: The History of the F.A.I. Black Rose Books, 1986, 261 pages.

Rocker, Rudolf, The Tragedy in Spain (1937). Reprinted in 1986 by ASP, BM Hurricane, London WC1 3XX, 48 pages.

Conlon, Eddie, The Spanish Civil War: Anarchism in Action. Workers Solidarity Movement, Dublin, 1986, 37 pages.

Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution. Edited by David Porter (1983). Oakland: AK Press, 2006, 347 pages.

Ackelsberg, Martha A., Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991, 229 pages.

The May Days: Barcelona 1937. Freedom Press, 1987, 126 pages. Essays by Jose Peirats, Augustin Souchy, Burnett Bolloten, Emma Goldman, and Vernon Richards.

Christie, Stuart, We the Anarchists! A Study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI). Hastings, East Sussex: The Meltzer Press, 2000, 127 pages. Reprinted by AK Press, 2008.

Paz, Abel, Durruti in the Spanish Revolution (1977). Oakland: AK Press, 2007, 795 pages.

Peirats, Jose, The CNT in the Spanish Revolution. Volume One. Hastings, East Sussex, 2001, 398 pages.

Kaplan, Temma, Anarchists of Andalusia 1868-1903. Princeton University Press, 1977, 266 pages.

Ealham, Chris, Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Barcelona, 1898-1937. Oakland, AK Press, 2010, 263 pages.

The Spanish Civil War: A History in Pictures. Introduction by Raymond Carr, editing and captions by Ann Wilson. NY: Norton, 1986, 192 pages.

Hungarian Revolution (1956)

Anderson, Andy, Hungary ‘56. Solidarity (London), 1964; Black & Red (Detroit) 1976, 138 pages.

1956 — The Hungarian Revolution. Council Communist Pamphlet No. 1. 1984, 24 pages, by Scorcher Publications.

The Hungarian Workers’ Revolution. Published by the Syndicalist Workers’ Federation, in 1957, 19 pages.

Lomax, Bill, Hungary 1956. London: Allison & Busby, 1976.

Lomax, Bill, editor, Eyewitness in Hungary: The Soviet Invasion of 1956. Nottingham, Bertrand Russell House, Spokesman, 1980, 183 pages.

Pryce-Jones, David, The Hungarian Revolution. Horizon Press, New York, 1970, 127 pages, illustrated with numerous photographs.

Gadney, Reg, Cry Hungary! Uprising 1956. Atheneum, 1986, 184 pages.


Breines, Wini, Community and Organization in the New Left, 1962-1968: The Great Refusal. Praeger, 1982. Reissued by Rutgers, 1989, 187 pages.

Miller, James, Democracy is in the Streets: From Port Huron to The Siege of Chicago. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987, 431 pages.

Katsiaficas, George, The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968. Boston: South End Press, 1987, 323 pages.

Wallerstein, Immanuel, “1968: Revolution in the World-System,” pp. 65-83 in his Geopolitics and Geoculture, Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Fisera, Vladimir, editor, Writing on the Wall: France, May 1968: A Documentary Anthology. London: Allison and Busby, 1978, 325 pages.

Barbour, Floyd B., editor, The Black Power Revolt. Boston: Porter Sargent, 1968, 287 pages.

Albert, Judith Clavir and Stewart Edward Albert, The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade. Praeger, 1984, 549 pages.

See also the anthologies compiled by Wini Breines, Carl Oglesby, Kathleen Benson, Sohnya Sayres, Priscilla Long, Mitchell Cohen, Walt Anderson, Arthur Lothstein, Jesse Kornbluth, and Massimo Teodori.

Portugal (1974-1975)

Mailer, Phil, Portugal: The Impossible Revolution? (1977). Oakland: PM Press, 2012, 262 pages.

Berneo, Nancy Gina, The Revolution within the Revolution: Workers’ Control in Rural Portugal. Princeton University Press, 1986, 263 pages.

Polish Solidarity (1980-1981)

Singer, Daniel, The Road to Gdansk: Poland and the USSR. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1981, 256 pages.

Kuron, Jacek, and Karol Modzelewski, Solidarnosc: The Missing Link: The Classic ‘Open Letter to the Party’ (1965), with a new introduction by Colin Barker. Chicago: Bookmarks, 1982, 88 pages.

Persky, Stan, At the Lenin Shipyard: Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union. Vancouver: New Star Books, 1981, 251 pages.

Persky, Stan, and Henry Flam, editors, The Solidarity Sourcebook. Vancouver: New Star Books, 1982, 262 pages.

Ash, Timothy Garton, The Polish Revolution: Solidarity. New York: Scribners, 1983, 388 pages.

The Zapatistas and the Revolt in Chiapas, Mexico (1994- )

Shadows of Tender Fury: The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Maarcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Introduction by John Ross. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1995, 272 pages.

Womack, John, Jr., Rebellion in Chiapas: An Historical Reader. New York: The New Press, 1999, 372 pages.

Holloway, John, and Eloina Pelaez, Zapatista! Reinventing Revolution in Mexico. Pluto Press, 1998, 201 pages.

Katzenberger, Elaine, First World, Ha Ha Ha! The Zapatista Challenge. City Lights Books, 1995, 258 pages.

Collier, George A., et al, editors, Basta! Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas. Food First, 1995, 235 pages.

Mentinis, Mihalis, Zapatistas: The Chiapas Revolt and What It Means for Radical Politics. London: Pluto Press, 2006, 201 pages.

Conant, Jeff, Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency. Oakland: AK Press, 2010, 384 pages.

Aufheben, A Commune in Chiapas? Mexico and the Zapatista Rebellion. Toronto: Arm the Spirit; Montreal: Solidarity, 2002, 51 pages.

Cousins to Anarchism

Council Communism

Pannekoek, Anton, Workers Councils (1950). Oakland: AK Press, 2002, 219 pages.

Pannekoek, Anton, Lenin as Philosopher: A Critical Examination of the Philosophical Basis of Leninism (1938). London: Merlin Press, 1975, 132 pages.

Mattick, Paul, Anti-Bolshevik Communism. M.E. Sharpe, 1978, 231 pages.

Korsch, Karl, Marxism and Philosophy (1923, 1930). London: New Left Books, 1970, 159 pages.

Korsch, Karl, Revolutionary Theory. Edited by Douglas Kellner, University of Texas Press, 1977, 299 pages.

Goode, Patrick, Karl Korsch: A Study in Western Marxism. London: Macmillan, 1979, 239 pages.

Gorter, Herman, Open Letter to Comrade Lenin: A Reply to ‘Left-Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder’ (by Lenin) (1920). London: Wildcat, 1989, 41 pages.

Smart, D.A., editor, Pannekoek and Gorter’s Marxism. London: Pluto Press, 1978, 176 pages.

The Frankfurt School

Arato, Andrew, and Eike Gephardt, editors, The Essential Frankfurt School Reader. Continuum, 1982, 559 pages.

Jay, Martin, The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School of Social Research, 1923-1950. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973, 383 pages.

Adorno, Theodor, Negative Dialectics (1966). New York: Seabury Press, 1973, 416 pages.

Benjamin, Walter, Illuminations (1953). London: Jonathan Cape, 1970, 280 pages.

Fromm, Erich, Escape From Freedom (1941). New York: Holt, 1994, 320 pages.

Horkheimer, Max, Critical Theory (1968). New York: Herder and Herder, 1972, 290 pages.

Marcuse, Herbert, Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory. New York: Humanities, 1954, 440 pages.

Habermas, Jurgen, Knowledge and Human Interests. Boston: Beacon Press, 1968, 356 pages.


Debord, Guy, Society of the Spectacle (1967). Detroit: Black & Red, 2010, 132 pages.

Debord, Guy, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle. Verso, 1990, 94 pages.

Vaneigem, Raoul, Revolution in Everyday Life (1967). Left Bank Books & Pending Press, 1983, 216 pages.

Knabb, Ken, editor, Situationist International Anthology. Berkeley: Bureau of Public Secrets, 1981, 406 pages.

Vienet, Rene, Enrages and Situationists in the Occupation Movement, France, May ’68 (1968). Autonomedia & Rebel Press, 1992, 158 pages.

Ford, Simon, The Situationist International: A User’s Guide. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005, 175 pages. Profusely illustrated.

Home, Stewart, editor, What Is Situationism? A Reader. Oakland, AK Press, 1996, 203 pages.

Ford, Simon, The Realization and Suppression of the Situationist International: An Annotated Bibliography 1972-1992. Oakland: AK Press, 1995, 149 pages.

Knabb, Ken. Joy of Revolution. Berkeley: Bureau of Public Secrets, 1997, 88 pages. Included as pp. 1-88 in Public Secrets.


Breton, Andre, What is Surrealism: Selected Writings. Edited by Franklin Rosemont. Monad Press, 1978, 389 pages.

Rosemont, Franklin, ed., Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion. Surrealism in the service of Revolution, Poetry, the Marvelous, Dream, Revolt, Freedom, Desire, Wilderness, & Love. Black Swan Press (#1, 1970, 80 pages; #2, 1973, 64 pages; #3, 1976, 120 pages; #4, 1989, 224 pages).

Rosemont, Franklin & Penelope, and Paul Garon, editors, The Forecast is Hot! Tracts & Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the United States 1966-1976. Black Swan Press, 1997, 276 pages.

Buhle, Paul, editor (with others), Free Spirits: Annals of the Insurgent Imagination. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1982, 223 pages.

Sakolsky, Ron, Surrealist Subversions: Rants, Writings, and Images of the Surrealist Movement in the United States. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2002, 742 pages.

Rosemont, Penelope, Surrealist Experiences: 1001 Dawns, 221 Midnights. Chicago: Black Swan Press, 2000, 194 pages.

Rosemont, Penelope, Surrealist Women: An International Anthology. Austin: Texas University Press, 1998, 576 pages.

Rosemont, Franklin, Revolution in the Service of the Marvelous: Surrealist Contributions to the Critique of Miserabilism. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 2005, 152 pages.

Surrealism in the Service of Revolution. Special issue of Radical America, January, 1970, 95 pages.

Surrealism and Its Popular Accomplices. Special double issue of Cultural Correspondence, Fall, 1979, No. 10-11, 117 pages. Providence, Rhode Island, Dorrwar Bookstore.

Rosemont, Franklin, and Charles Radcliffe, editors, Dancin’ in the Streets!: Anarchists, IWWs, Surrealists, Situationists, and Provos in the 1960s – as recorded in the pages of Rebel Worker and Heatwave. Chicago: Charles Kerr, 2005, 447 pages.

Libertarian Socialism / Libertarian Communism

Rubel, Maxmilien, and John Crump, editors, Non-Market Socialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987, 187 pages.

Puente, Isaac, Libertarian Communism (1932). Sydney: Monty Miller Press, 1985, 32 pages.

Fontenis, George, Manifesto of Libertarian Communism (1953). Fordsburg, South Africa: Zabalaza Books, 2003, 36 pages.

Morris, William, Political Writings of William Morris. Edited and with an introduction by A.L. Morton. New York: International Publishers, 1973, 248 pages.

Thompson, E.P., William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary (1976). Stanford University Press. 1994, 829 pages.

McNally, David, Another World Is Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2002, 280 pages.

McNally, David, Socialism from Below. London: Socialist Workers Party, 1984, 38 pages.

McKercher, William R., Freedom and Authority. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1989, 300 pages.

Autonomous Marxism, Open Marxism, Midnight Notes

Cleaver, Harry, Reading Capital Politically (1979). Oakland: AK Press, 2000, 192 pages.

Cleaver, Harry, “Autonomous Marxism,” A book-length syllabus and bibliography. Online at

Negri, Antonio, The Politics of Subversion: A Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 1989, 232 pages.

Negri, Toni, Revolution Retrieved: Selected Writings on Marx, Keynes, Capitalist Crisis, and New Social Subjects 1967-83. London: Red Notes, 1988, 274 pages.

Midnight Notes, The New Enclosures. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1989, 100 pages.

Midnight Notes, Auroras of the Zapatistas: Local and Global Struggles of the Fourth World War. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2001, 265 pages.

Federici, Silvia, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2004, 285 pages.

Linebaugh, Peter, The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All. Berkeley: California University Press, 2008, 352 pages.

Bonefeld, Werner, et al., editors, Open Marxism. Three volumes. London: Pluto Press, 1992, 1995.

Bonefeld, Werner, Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2008, 280 pages.

Holloway, John, Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today. London: Pluto Press, 2002, 237 pages.

Holloway, John, Crack Capitalism. London: Pluto Press, 2010, 305 pages.

Bonefeld, Werner, editor, Revolutionary Writing: Common Sense Essays in Post-Political Writing. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2003, 256 pages.

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Special Topics

Workers’ Control, Workers’ Councils, Workers’ Self-Management

Pannekoek, Anton, Workers Councils (1950). Oakland: AK Press, 2002, 219 pages.

Ostergaard, Geoffrey, The Tradition of Workers’ Control. London: Freedom Press, 1997, 154 pages.

Spriano, Paolo, The Occupation of the Factories: Italy 1920. London: Pluto Press, 1975, 212 pages.

Hunnius, Gerry, G. David Garson, and John Case, eds., Workers’ Control: A Reader on Labor and Social Change. New York: Vintage, 1973, 493 pages.

Benello, George, From the Ground Up: Essays on Grassroots & Workplace Democracy. Boston: South End Press, 1992, 251 pages.

Krimerman, Len, and Frank Lindenfeld, When Workers Decide: Workplace Democracy Takes Root in North America. New Society Press, 1992, 308 pages. Has an extensive bibliography.

Horvat, Branko, Mihailo Markovic, and Rudi Supek, editors, Self-Governing Socialism: A Reader. White Plains: International Arts and Sciences Press, 1975, 2 volumes, 490 and 327 pages.

Clegg, Ian, Workers’ Self-Management in Algeria. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971, 249 pages.

Gluckstein, Donny, The Western Soviets: Workers’ Councils versus Parliament 1915-1920. Chicago: Bookmarks, 1985, 270 pages.

Shipway, Mark, Anti-Parliamentary Communism: The Movement for Workers’ Councils in Britain, 1917-1945. St. Martin’s Press, 1988, 239 pages.

Castoriadis, Cornelius, Workers Councils and the Economics of a Self-Managed Society (1957). Philadelphia: Wooden Shoe, 1984, 52 pages.

The Wobblies

Kornbluh, Joyce L., editor, Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1988, 447 pages.

Bird, Stewart, Dan Georgakas, Deborah Shaffer, Solidarity Forever: An Oral History of the IWW. Chicago: Lake View Press, 1985, 247 pages.

Thompson, Fred W., and Jon Bekken, The Industrial Workers of the World: Its First One Hundred Years! 1905-2005. Chicago: Industrial Workers of the World, 2006, 247 pages.

Kellerman, Steve, “Annotated Bibliography of Books on the Industrial Workers of the World.” Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, No. 27, Winter, 1999, pp. 25-29. Pamphlet version by IWW.


Holloway, Mark, Heavens on Earth: Utopian Communities in America 1680-1880. Dover, 1966, 246 pages.

Nordhoff, Charles, The Communistic Societies of the United States (1875). Hillary House, 1961, 439 pages.

LeWarne, Charles Pierce, Utopias on Puget Sound 1885-1915. Washington University Press, 1975, 325 pages.

Veysey, Laurence, The Communal Experience: Anarchist & Mystical Communities in Twentieth-Century America. Harper and Row, 1973, 495 pages.

Cohen, Daniel, Not of the World: A History of the Commune in America. Follett, 1973, 224 pages.

Fogarty, Robert S., Dictionary of American Communal and Utopian History. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1980, 271 pages.


Curl, John, For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communism in America. Oakland: PM Press, 2009, 487 pages.

League of the Iroquois

Morgan, Lewis Henry, League of the Iroquois (1851). Corinth Books, 1962, 477 pages.

Rosemont, Franklin, “Karl Marx and the Iroquois,” Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion, No.4, 1989, pages 201-213.

Radical / Direct Democracy

Castoriadis, Cornelius, Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 1991, 304 pages.

Lummis, C. Douglas, Radical Democracy. Cornell University Press, 1996, 185 pages.

Arblaster, Anthony, Democracy. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1987, 119 pages.

Benello, C. George, and Dimitrios Roussopoulos, editors, The Case for Participatory Democracy. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1971, 386 pages.

Radical Epistemology

Feyerabend, Paul, Science in a Free Society. Verso, 1978, 221 pages.

Goldmann, Lucien, Lukacs and Heidegger: Towards a New Philosophy (1960). Routledge, 1977, 112 pages.

Schmidt, James, Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Between Phenomenology and Structuralism. New York: St. Martin’s, 1985, 214 pages.

Easton, Susan M., Humanist Marxism and Wittgensteinian Social Philosophy. Manchester University Press, 1983, 148 pages.

Jonas, Hans, The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology. Chicago University Press, 1966, 303 pages.

Bernstein, Richard J., Beyond Objectivism and Relativism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985, 284 pages.

Schmidt, Alfred, The Concept of Nature in Marx (1962). London: New Left Books, 1971, 251 pages.


Bakunin, Michael, God and the State (1871). Dover, 1970, 89 pages.

Hecht, Jennifer Michael, Doubt: A History. New York: Harper Collins, 2003, 551 pages.

Onfray, Michel, Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2007, 246 pages.

Jacoby, Susan, Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. New York: Henry Holt, 2004, 417 pages.

Feuerbach, Ludwig, The Essence of Christianity (1841). New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1957, 339 pages.

Lamont, Corliss, The Illusion of Immortality. New York: Philosophical Library, 1959, third edition, 303 pages.

Freud, Sigmund, The Future of an Illusion (1927). New York: Norton, 1961, 63 pages.

Dewey, John, A Common Faith (1934). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977, 87 pages.

Angeles, Peter A., editor, Critiques of God. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1977, 371 pages.

Roussopoulos, Dimitrios, editor, Faith in Faithlessness: An Anthology of Atheism. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2008, 418 pages.

Stenger, Victor J., The New Atheism. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2009, 282 pages.

Baggini, Julian, Atheism. New York: Sterling, 2003, 179 pages. (Be sure to get the edition from the ‘Brief Insight’ series for its wonderful illustrations.)

Money and Finances

Graeber, David, Debt: The First 5000 Years. Brooklyn: Melville House, 2011, 534 pages.

Foster, John Bellamy, and Fred Magdoff, The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences. New York: Monthly Review, 2009, 160 pages.

Chossudovsky, Michel, The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order. Montreal: Global Research, 2003 (2nd edition), 376 pages.

Hudson, Michael, Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Domination (1972). London: Pluto Press, 2003, 425 pages.

Ingham, Geoffrey, The Nature of Money. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2004, 254 pages.

Hutchinson, Frances, Mary Mellor, and Wendy Olsen, The Politics of Money. London: Pluto Press, 2002, 248 pages.

Bonefeld, Werner, and John Holloway, editors, Global Capital, National State, and the Politics of Money. Palgrave Macmillan, 1995, 256 pages.


Hirsch, Sherry, et al., editors, Madness Network News Reader. San Francisco, Glide Publications, 1974, 192 pages.

Chamberlin, Judi, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. Lawrence, MA: National Empowerment Center, 1977, 226 pages.

Frank, K. Portland, The Anti-Psychiatry Bibliography and Resource Guide. Vancouver: Press Gang, 1979, 159 pages, 2nd edition, revised and expanded.

MindFreedom International: Activism for Human Rights in Mental Health.

Anarchism in Fiction

LeGuin, Ursula K., The Dispossessed. Harper, 1974, 341 pages.

Piercy, Marge, Woman On The Edge of Time. Ballantine Books, 1976, 376 pages.

See also: “Anarchism and the Arts.” Wikipedia article (includes references on fiction, music, film, drama, painting, and poetry).


Kasmir, Sharryn, The Myth of Mondragon: Cooperatives, Politics, and Working-Class Life in a Basque Town. State University of New York Press, 1996, 243 pages. Has an extensive bibliography of relevant literature.

Whyte, William Foote, and Kathleen King Whyte, Making Mondragon: The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988, 315 pages.

Long, Mike, “Mondragon and Other Co-ops: For & Against: A Review Essay,” Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, No. 29, Summer 2000, beginning on page 15. Lots of references to relevant literature on the topic.


Herman, Edward S., The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda. Boston: South End Press, 1982, 252 pages.

Chomsky, Noam, The Culture of Terrorism. Boston: South End Press, 1988, 269 pages.

Zinn, Howard, Terrorism and War. Edited by Anthony Arnove. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002, 159 pages.


Sullivan, D., and L. Tifft, The Struggle To Be Human: Crime, Criminology, and Anarchism. Cienfuegos Press, 1980, 208 pages. Has a good bibliography.

Violence and Anarchism

Tolstoy, Leo, Government is Violence: Essays on Anarchism and Pacifism. London: Phoenix Press, 1990, 182 pages.

Martin, Brian, Nonviolence versus Capitalism. London: War Resisters’ International, 2001, 187 pages.

Gelderloos, Peter, How Nonviolence Protects the State. Boston, South End Press, 2007, 128 pages.

Churchill, Ward, Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring, 1998, 176 pages.

Anonymous (Australian anarchists), You Can’t Blow Up a Social Relationship: The Anarchist Case Against Terrorism (1978). Tucson: See Sharp Press, pamphlet, 24 pages.

Housing, Architecture, Urban Planning

Ward, Colin, Talking Houses. London: Freedom Press, 1990, 142 pages.

Hall, Peter, Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996, 502 pages.

Keil, Roger, et al, editors, Local Places in the Age of the Global City. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1996, 272 pages.


Avrich, Paul, The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States. Princeton University Press, 1980, 447 pages.

Ward, Colin, Talking Schools. London: Freedom Press, 1995, 141 pages.

Hern, Matt, editor, Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader. Oakland: AK Press, 2008, 268 pages.

Llewellyn, Grace, The Teenage Liberation Handbook. Eugene, Oregon: Lowry House, 1998, 435 pages (revised expanded edition).

Suissa, Judith, Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective. Oakland: PM Press, 2010, 164 pages.

Kenyon, Emily, editor, Let Them Be Free: An Unschooling Reader. Huntington, Vermont: PO Box 53, 05462.

Critiques of Primitivism

Brian Oliver Sheppard, Anarchism vs. Primitivism. Tucson: See Sharp Press, 2003, 44 pages.

Andrew Flood, Civilisation, Primitivism, and Anarchism, available online at:

Murray Bookchin, “The Myth of the Primitive,” Ch. 5, pp. 120-147, in his book Re-Enchanting Humanity. Cassell, 1995.

Aufheben, “Civilization and Its Latest Discontents.” (Aufheben, No. 4, Summer 1995). Online at:

Iain McKay, “What Is Anarcho-Primitivism,” Section A.3.9 from the Anarchist FAQ, Volume One, pages 78-82.

Ken Knabb, The Poverty of Primitivism. Online at:,_Ken_-_The_Poverty_of_Primitivism.html

The Case Against Elections and Representative Government

Peter Kropotkin, “Representative Government,” Words of a Rebel (1885), pages 118-144. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1996, 229 pages.

Iain McKay, Don’t Vote, Organise! Available in the Anarchist Library.

Cornelius Castoriadis, “What Democracy?” (1990), in his Figures of the Thinkable, pp. 118-150. Stanford University Press, 2007.

Colin Ward, The Case Against Voting. Available in the Anarchist Library.

Resource List for Anti-Elections / Pro-Anarchy Campaign. Online at:

Critiques of Participatory Economics

Schweickart, David, “Nonsense on Stilts: Michael Albert’s Parecon,” and “I Still Think It’s Nonsense.” Online at: and 9918.

“Anarchist Debate of Participatory Economics.” Online at:

Fotopoulos, Takis, “Inclusive Democracy and Participatory Economics.”

Johnstone, A., “Pareconfusion.” at:

Meeting Procedures

Gelderloos, Peter, Consensus. Tucson: See Sharp Press, 2006, 124 pages.

Vannucci, Delfina, and Richard Singer, Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry. Oakland: AK Press, 2010, 117 pages.

A Few More Biographies

Gallagher, Dorothy, All the Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca. Rutgers, 1988, 321 pages.

Fleming, Marie, The Geography of Freedom: The Odyssey of Elisee Reclus. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1988, 246 pages.

Thompson, E.P., Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law. New York: New Press, 1993, 284 pages.

Patsouras, Louis, Jean Grave and the Anarchist Tradition in France. Middletown, N.J., Caslon, 1995, 146 pages.

Blatt, Martin H., Free Love and Anarchism: The Biography of Ezra Heywood. University of Illinois Press, 1989, 240 pages.

Trantmann, Frederic, The Voice of Terror: A Biography of Johann Most. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1980, 288 pages.

Anderson, Carlotta R., All-American Anarchist: Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998, 324 pages.

Recent Noteworthy and Miscellaneous Anarchist Works

Fotopoulos, Takis, Towards an Inclusive Democracy: The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project. London: Cassell, 1997, 401 pages.

Crimethinc, Expect Resistance: A Field Manual. Salem, Oregon, Crimethinc Workers Collective, 2008, 342 pages.

Sakolsky, Ron, Creating Anarchy. Liberty, Tennessee, Fifth Estate Books, 2005, 217 pages.

Shannon, Deric, Anthony Nocella, and John Asimakopoulos, editors, The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics. Oakland: AK Press, 2012, 375 pages.

Dark Star, Quiet Rumors: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader. Oakland: AK Press, 2002, 114 pages.

Price, Wayne, The Abolition of the State: Anarchist and Marxist Perspectives. Author-House, 2007, 196 pages.

Purchase, Graham, Anarchism and Ecology. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1997, 171 pages.

Kissack, Terence, Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917. Oakland: AK Press, 229 pages + index.

MacPhee, Josh, and Erik Reuland, editors, Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority. Oakland: AK Press, 2007, 319 pages.

Porton, Richard, Film and the Anarchist Imagination. London: Verso, 1999, 314 pages.

Christie, Stuart, and Albert Meltzer, The Floodgates of Anarchy (1969). Oakland: PM Press, 2010, 139 pages.

Gordon, Uri, Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory. London: Pluto Press, 2008, 183 pages.

Milstein, Cindy, Anarchism and Its Aspirations. Oakland: AK Press, 2010, 152 pages.

Arena One: Anarchist Film and Video. Edited by Richard Porton. Oakland: PM Press, 2009, 157 pages.

Crow, Scott, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective. Oakland: PM Press, 2011, 223 pages.

Gelderloos, Peter, Anarchy Works. San Francisco Bay Area: Ardent Press, 2010, 280 pages.

Dolgoff, Sam, The Cuban Revolution: A Critical Perspective. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1976, 199 pages.

Bey, Hakim, T.A.Z. – the Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1991, 144 pages.

Clark, John P., Max Stirner’s Egoism. London: Freedom Press, 1976, 111 pages.

Taylor, Michael, Community, Anarchy, and Liberty. Cambridge U.P., 1982, 184 pages.

Cook, Ian, and David Pepper, Anarchism and Geography. Special issue of Contemporary Issues in Geography and Education, Vol. 3, No. 2. (No date)

Herod, James, Getting Free: Creating an Association of Democratic Autonomous Neighborhoods. Boston: Lucy Parsons Center, 2007, 164 pages.

Scott, James C., The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. New Haven: Yale U.P., 2009, 442 pages.

Graeber, David, Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire. Oakland: AK Press, 2007, 432 pages.

Team Colors Collective, editors, Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States. Oakland: AK Press, 2010, 400 pages.

Clark, John, The Anarchist Moment: Reflections on Culture, Nature, and Power. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1984, 250 pages.

Solnit, Rebecca, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster. New York: Viking, 2009, 353 pages.

Anderson, Benedict, Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination. London: Verso, 2005, 255 pages.

McKay, Iain, An Anarchist FAQ. Oakland: AK Press, Volume One. 2010, 555 pages.

Purchase, Graham, Anarchism and Environmental Survival. Tucson, See Sharp Press, 1994, 156 pages.

p.m., bolo’bolo (1984). Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2011, 178 pages.

Van der Walt, Lucien, Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism. Oakland: AK Press, 2009, 500 pages.

Brown, Susan L., The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1993, 198 pages.

Lee, Frederic, and Jon Bekken, editors, Radical Economics and Labour: Essays Inspired by the IWW Centennial. Routledge, 2009, 208 pages.

Marsh, Margaret S., Anarchist Women: 1870-1920. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1981, 214 pages.

Pamphlets Galore

From See Sharp Press <>

Voltairine De Cleyre, Anarchism and American Traditions

Luigi Fabri, Bourgeois Influences on Anarchism

Chaz Bufe, A Future Worth Living: Thoughts on Getting There

Chaz Bufe, Listen Anarchist

Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism

Randolph Bourne, The State

Sebastien Faure, Does God Exist?

From Kate Sharpley Library  <>

Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Story of a Proletarian Life

Ossip Tsebry, Memories of a Makhnovist Partisan

Efim Yartchuk, Kronstadt in the Russian Revolution

From Zabalaza Books (downloadable)  <>

Wayne Price, Insurrectional Anarchism versus Class-Struggle Anarchism

Alan Macsimoin, The Korean Anarchist Movement

G.P. Maximoff, My Social Credo

Alain Pengam, Anarchist-Communism

From AK Press  <>

Workers Solidarity Movement, Anarchism and Ireland

Graham Purchase, Anarchist Organization: Suggestions and Possibilities

Graham Purchase, Anarchist Society and Its Practical Realization

From Kersplebedeb  <>

Elisee Reclus, Anarchy

Peggy Kornegger, Anarchism: The Feminist Connection

Abraham Guillan, Anarchist Economics: An Alternative for a World in Crisis

Dean Nolan and Fred Thompson, Joe Hill: IWW Song Writer

Emma Goldman, Love and Marriage

From Anarchy Archives (downloadable)

Gaston Leval, Collectives in Spain

G.P. Maximoff, Syndicalists in the Russian Revolution

W.C. Owen, Anarchism vs Socialism

Elisee Reclus, Evolution and Revolution

Alexander Trachtenberg, The Lessons of the Paris Commune

George Barrett, Objections to Anarchism

From the Anarchist Library  (downloadable)

Judi Bari, Revolutionary Ecology

Cindy Milstein, Reclaim the Cities: From Protest to Popular Power

Brian Morris, People Without Government

Peter Gelderloos, Insurrection vs Organization

James Herod, Capitalists, Global Warming, and the Climate Justice Movement

Colin Ward, Anarchism as a Theory of Organization

Murray Bookchin, Libertarian Municipalism: An Overview

William Meyers, Nonviolence and Its Violent Consequences

Max Nettlau, An Anarchist Manifesto

Murray Bookchin, Anarchism: Past and Present

Peter Kropotkin, The Commune of Paris

Voltairine De Cleyre, Direct Action

David Graeber, Revolution in Reverse

Peter Gelderloos, The Justice Trap

Nestor Makhno, The Anarchist Revolution

Edward Carpenter, Non-Governmental Society

Herbert Read, The Philosophy of Anarchism

C.L.R. James, Every Cook Can Govern

Elisee Reclus, The Evolution of Cities

John Clark, A Social Ecology

Cindy Milstein, Reappropriate the Imagination

Emma Goldman, The Philosophy of Atheism

Lucy Parsons, The Principles of Anarchism

Andrej Grubacic and David Graeber, Anarchism, Or the Revolutionary Movement of the Twenty-First Century

Matt Hern, The Emergence of Compulsory Education and the Anarchist Resistance

Herod, James, Issues that Divide Anarchists in the United States; Anarchist Revolutionary Strategy; Making Decisions Amongst Assemblies; A Goal and Strategy for Anarchy. Papers, not pamphlets, online.

Other Relevant Radical References

Rexroth, Kenneth, Communalism: From Its Origins to the Twentieth Century. Seabury Press, 316 pages.

Macdonald, Dwight, The Root is Man (1946). Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1995, 187 pages.

Shanin, Teodor, editor, Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and ‘The Peripheries of Capitalism.’ New York: Monthly Review, 1983, 286 pages.

Pateman, Carole, The Problem of Political Obligation: A Critique of Liberal Theory. California University Press, 1979, 222 pages. See also: Participation and Democratic Theory (1970), and The Sexual Contract (1988).

Cole, G.D.H., Guild Socialism Restated (1920). New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1980, 224 pages.

hooks, bell, Where We Stand: Class Matters. Routledge, 2000, 164 pages.

Marable, Manning, Black Liberation in Conservative America. Boston: South End Press, 1997, 285 pages.

Camatte, Jacques, This World We Must Leave and Other Essays (1972-1980). Autonomedia, 1995, 256 pages.

Jacoby, Russell, Dialectic of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism. Cambridge University Press, 1981, 202 pages.

Berlet, Chip, and Matthew N. Lyons, Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: Guilford Press, 2000, 499 pages.

Malos, Ellen, The Politics of Housework. Allison and Busby, 1980, 286 pages.

Illich, Ivan, Shadow Work. Boston: Marion Boyars, 1981, 152 pages.

Thompson, E. P., The Making of the English Working Class. New York: Pantheon, 1963. Vintage Giant paperback, 848 pages.

Hilliard, David, and Donald Weise, editors, The Huey P. Newton Reader. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002, 363 pages.

Wood, Ellen Meiksins, Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism. Cambridge University Press, 1995, 300 pages.

Noble, David F., Progress Without People: In Defense of Luddism. Chicago: Charles Kerr, 1993, 145 pages.

James, Selma, Sex, Race, and Class: The Perspective of Winning. A Selection of Writings 1952-2011. Oakland: PM Press, 2012, 296 pages.

Robinson, Paul A., The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse. New York: Harper and Row, 1969, 253 pages.

Arms, Suzanne, Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic, and Birth. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1994, 290 pages.

Reich, Wilhelm, Sex-Pol: Essays 1929-1934. Edited by Lee Baxandall, Random House, 1966, 387 pages.

Taber, Ron, A Look at Leninism. New York: Aspect Foundation, 1988, 104 pages.

Brinton, Maurice, For Workers’ Power: The Selected Writings of Maurice Brinton. Edited by David Goodway. Oakland, AK Press, 2004, 378 pages.

Incite! (Women of Color Against Violence), editors, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. Boston: South End Press, 2009, 256 pages.

Willis, Ellen, Don’t Think, Smile! Notes on a Decade of Denial. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999, 196 pages.

Zinn, Howard, A People’s History of the United States. Harper, 1999 (revised and updated edition), 702 pages.

Dalla Costa, Mariarosa, and Selma James, The Power of Women and the Subversion of Community. Bristol: Falling Wall Press, 1973, 78 pages.

Arrighi, Giovanni, The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times. London: Verso, 1994, 2010, 416 pages.

Wallerstein, Immanuel, Historical Capitalism. London: Verso, 1983, 1995, 163 pages.

Ehrenreich, Barbara, Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy. New York: Henry Holt, 2006, 320 pages.

Harvey, David, A Brief History of Neo-liberalism. Oxford University Press, 2007, 254 pages.

Herman, Edward S., and Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon, 1988, 412 pages.

Midgley, Mary, Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature (1979). London: Routledge, 1995, 377 pages.

O’Brien, Mary, The Politics of Reproduction. London: Routledge, 1981, 240 pages.

Lafargue, Paul, The Right To Be Lazy. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1907, 1989, 128 pages.

Noble, David E., Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation. New York: Knopf, 1984, 409 pages.

Fortunati, Leopoldiona, The Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital (1981). Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1995, 176 pages.

Gorz, Andre, Paths to Paradise: On the Liberation from Work. London: Pluto Press, 1985, 120 pages.

Levins, Richard, and Richard Lewontin, The Dialectical Biologist. Harvard University Press, 1987, 336 pages.

James, C.L.R., Facing Reality (1958). With Grace C. Lee and Pierre Chaulieu. Detroit: Bewick Editions, 1974, 174 pages.

Mies, Maria, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour. London: Zed Books, 1986, 251 pages.

Shiva, Vandana, Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace. Boston: South End Press, 2005, 205 pages.

Roy, Arundhati, War Talk. Boston: South End Press, 2003, 152 pages.

Hutchiinson, Frances, and Brian Burkitt, The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism. London: Routledge, 1997, 197 pages.

Wolin, Sheldon S., Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. Princeton University Press, 2008, 356 pages.

Green, Philip, Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender in Hollywood. Amherst: Massachusetts University Press, 1998, 262 pages.

Parenti, Michael, Make-Believe Media: The Politics of Entertainment. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992, 241 pages.

Weil, Simone, Oppression and Liberty (1955). Amherst: Massachusetts University Press, 1973, 195 pages.

Said, Edward W., The Question of Palestine (1979). New York: Vintage Books, 1992, 273 pages.

Dalla Costa, Giovanna Franca, The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the 21st Century (1978). Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2008, 122 pages.

Jordan, June, Affirmative Acts: Political Essays. New York: Anchor Books, 1998, 268 pages.

Wood, Ellen Meiksins, Empire of Capital. London, Verso, 2003, 182 pages.

Wood, Neil, Tyranny in America: Capital and National Decay. London: Verso, 2004, 147 pages.

Lewontin, Richard C., Steven Rose, and Leon J. Kamin, editors, Not In Our Genes: Biology, Ideology, and Human Nature. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984, 322 pages.

Kovel, Joel, The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? London: Zed Books, 2002, 273 pages.

Barlow, Maude, and Tony Clarke, Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water. New York: New Press, 2002, 278 pages.

Hansen, James, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009, 304 pages.

Williams, Raymond, The Long Revolution. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961, 370 pages.

Berger, John, The Success and Failure of Picasso. Penguin, 1965, 210 pages.

Reports on Current Movements

Solnit, David, Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2004, 485 pages.

Mertes, Tom, A Movement of Movements: Is Another World Possible? London: Verso, 2004, 288 pages.

Starr, Amory, Global Revolt: A Guide to the Movements Against Globalization. London: Zed Books, 2005, 264 pages.

Carlsson, Chris, Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today. Oakland: AK Press, 2008, 278 pages.

Aragorn!, editor, Occupy Everything: Anarchists in the Occupy Movement. Berkeley: Little Black Cart Books, 2012, 258 pages.

Zibechi, Raul, Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces. Oakland: AK Press, 2010, 163 pages.

Dangl, Benjamin, The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. Oakland: AK Press, 2007, 226 pages.

Martinez, Carlos, Michael Fox, and Jojo Farrell, Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots. Oakland: PM Press, 2010, 343 pages.

You Cannot Kill Us, We Are Already Dead: Algeria’s Ongoing Popular Uprising. Baltimore: Firestarter Press, 2004, 48 pages.

Davies, Nancy, The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly. Natick, MA, Narco News Books, 2007, 237 pages.

Vardis, Antonis, and Dimitris Dalakoglou, editors, Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come. Oakland: AK Press, 351 pages.

Schwarz, A.G., Tasos Sagris, and Void Network, editors, We Are An Image From the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008. Oakland, AK Press, 2011, 371+ pages.

Sitrin, Marina, Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Resistance in Argentina. Oakland: AK Press, 2006, 255 pages.

Jordan, John, and Jennifer Whitney, Argentina’s Popular Rebellion. Montreal: Kersplebedeb, 2003, 58 pages.

Fisher, William F., and Thomas Ponniah, Another World Is Possible: Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World Social Forum. London: Zed Books, 2003, 364 pages.

Jong, Wilma de, Martin Shaw, and Neil Stammers, editors, Global Activism, Global Media. London: Pluto Press, 2005, 235 pages.

Sakolsky, Ron, and Stephen Dunifer, Seizing the Air Waves: Free Radio Handbook. Oakland: AK Press, 1998, 211 pages.

Desfor, Gene, Deborah Barndt, and Barbara Rahder, editors, Just Doing It: Popular Collective Action in the Americas. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2002, 193 pages.

Notes From Nowhere, editor, We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism. London: Verso, 2002, 529 pages.

Polet, Francois, and Cetri, editors, Globalizing Resistance: The State of the Struggle. London: Pluto Press, 2004, 321 pages.

Bove, Jose, and Francois Dufour, The World is Not For Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food. London: Verso, 2001, 222 pages.

Pinto, Constancio and Matthew Jardine, East Timor’s Unfinished Struggle. Boston: South End Press, 1997, 289 pages.

More Comprehensive Anarchist Bibliographies

The three full-scale general histories listed above have extensive bibliographies. The AK Press catalog is also a pretty good list of anarchist and anti-authoritarian works currently in print.

See also: Nursey-Bray, Paul, editor, Anarchist Thinkers and Thought: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1992, 284 pages.

Anarchism on the Internet

(See also the sources listed under Pamphlets Galore) <>

Spunk Library <>

Anarchismo <http//>

Zine Library  <http//>

A People’s Libertarian Index, at <>

A-Infos  <>

Infoshop News  <>

Infoshop <>


Anarchist News <>

Jay’s Leftist Info and Internet Resources Directory <> Click on “Anarchisms” for a long list of internet links

Anarchist Writers <>

Many of the major anarchist writers have separate web sites now. Many of the web sites listed above and the magazines and publishers listed below also have links to other anarchist sites, publications, and organizations.


(For printed material)

International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam

Tamament Library, New York

Labadie Collection, Madison

Kate Sharpley Library, Berkeley, CA

Jerry Kaplan, Anarchist Archives Project, P.O. Box 381323, Cambridge MA 02238-1323

Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines

Historical or Discontinued:

The Raven

Black Rose

Processed World


Our Generation

The Blast

We Dare Be Free

Mother Earth

Changing Work

Workplace Democracy


Anarcho-Syndicalist Review

Social Anarchism

Red & Black Revolution

The Match

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

Industrial Worker

GEO: Grassroots Economic Organizing Newsletter

Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed

Workers Solidarity

Northeastern Anarchist

Black Flag

Fifth Estate

Freedom: Anarchist Fortnightly

Ideas and Action

Anarchist Studies


Rolling Thunder

Up The Anti

Fire to the Prisons


Direct Action

Do or Die: Voices from the Ecological Resistance


AK Press

Black Rose Books

Freedom Press

Charles H. Kerr

See Sharp Press

Black and Red Books

Little Black Cart

Black Cat

PM Press


Northeast Anarchist Network

Workers Solidarity Alliance

Libertarian Communist Federation

Industrial Workers of the World

Anarchist Black Cross

International Workers’ Association

Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)

Most anarchists, at least in the United States, do not belong to any formal anarchist organization.

Major Anarchist Book Fairs

New York City (spring)

Montreal (fall)

Berkeley (spring)

London (fall)

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