_____. “For a World Without Oppressors:” U.S. Anarchism from the Palmer Raids to the Sixties. Diss. New York University, 2011.
The planet may find a way to survive the terrible insults it receives and humans may yet learn to live in societies that are equitable and just. But the fight to save the planet and find a just society must continue. Change can often come unexpectedly and rapidly (Diva Agostinelli Wieck, 2006).
|Ammon Hennesy and Dorothy Day, Catholic Workerr|
|Dave Dellinger, Liberation|
the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) may have had 100,000 members. The IWW was never narrowly anarchist. It was ecumenical in an anarchist way, embracing agrarian populists, Christian socialists, syndicalists, freethinkers, social democrats, and anarchists. After WWI the IWW faded. The federal government imprisoned the top leadership of the IWW for opposing the war, and many members dropped out, or became communist in the wake of the Russian Revolution. The IWW was reborn in the late 60s with New Left converts and continues its mission to build "One Big Union" to this day. Cornell does not really cover the IWW. Either he feels its history has been well documented elsewhere, or considers it moribund after WWI.
|Peter Maurin, Catholic Worker|
|Sam Dolgoff, IWW|
|Dwight and Nancy MacDonald, politics|
|Juanita and Wally Nelson, Peacemakers|
|Judith Malina and Julian Beck, |
|David Wieck and Diva Agostinelli|
|Bill Sutherland, Peacemakers|
|Carlo Tresca and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,|
Paterson NJ Silkworkers Strike
|Russell Blackwell, IWW|
|Rose Pesotta, ILGWU|
|Clara Solomon, Vanguard Group|
As to what is next, Cornell proposes a pluralist Left including many tendencies- Marxist, anarchist, revolutionary nationalist, feminist, pacifist. This sounds right to me. Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the 20th Century presents a faithful account of our anarchist forebears. It is a rich tradition that needs further development.