Russian Anarchists

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by Paul Avrich

AK Press

9/1/2005, paperback

SKU: 9781904859482


In the Russian insurrections, anarchists waged partisan warfare for full liberty and equality.

-Paul Avrich is the best known historian of Anarchism. -The Russian Anarchists has been out of print for over 20 years. -The third of four Paul Avrich books(previously released by Princeton) that we are printing.

In the turmoil of the Russian insurrection of 1905 and civil war of 1917, the anarchists attempted to carry out their program of "direct action"--workers' control of production, the creation of free rural and urban communes, and partisan warfare against the enemies of a free society.

Avrich consulted published material in five languages and anarchist archives worldwide to present a picture of the philosophers, bomb throwers, peasants, and soldiers who fought and died for the freedom of "Mother Russia." Including the influence and ideas of Bakunin and Kropotkin, the armed uprisings of Makhno, the activities of Volin, Maximoff, and the attempted aid of Berkman and Emma Goldman.


About the Author:

Paul Avrich is a retired professor of history at Queens College.