"An American Anarchist closes a major gap in our understanding of American an- archism and particularly a gap in our understanding of its deep roots in American radicalism. It makes the same contribution to our understanding of American feminism." --Richard Drinnon, author of Rebel in Paradise: A Biography of Emma Goldman
"Paul Avrich's book is very well researched--it fascinated me as I am sure it will fascinate many other people who are interested in the anarchist personality." --George Woodcock
This is the first real attempt to map out a history of American anarchism. The framework and research functioned as a foundation for Avrich's later works. An American Anarchist has been unavailable since the early '80s (Princeton never did a paperback) and copies of the HC are scarce so it should be of interest to a new generation of readers and librarians (that might be missing a copy from their collections).
About the Author:
Paul Avrich (1931-2006) was distinguished Professor of Russian History at Queens College (CUNY). He is the author of e Haymarket Tragedy, Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background, and Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, among others.