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Radical Gotham – Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Tom Goyens


New York City's identity as a cultural and artistic center, as a point of arrival for millions of immigrants sympathetic to anarchist ideas, and as a hub of capitalism made the city a unique and dynamic terrain for anarchist activity. For 150 years, Gotham's cosmopolitan setting created a unique interplay between anarchism's human actors and an urban space that invites constant reinvention. Tom Goyens gathers essays that demonstrate anarchism's endurance as a political and cultural ideology and movement in New York from the 1870s to 2011. The authors cover the gamut of anarchy's emergence in a ... More

Keywords: anarchism, immigrant radicalism, prefigurative politics, Johann Most, Justus Schwab, saloons, Occupy Wall Street, Haymarket bombing, urban space, social space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041051
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Goyens, editor
Salisbury University

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