Publisher: University of California Press
Released: December 15, 2015
In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, (your friend and mine) Andrew Cornell reveals the continuity and development of anarchism across the century. You won't be surprised to hear that, far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism, the New Deal, atomic warfare, the black freedom struggle, and a succession of artistic avant-gardes stretching from 1915 to 1975.
Unruly Equality traces US anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth and foregrounds political activism around ecology, feminism, and opposition to cultural alienation.