A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America, the film attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and trace the historical development of the movement. The film explores the movement both as a native American philosophy stemming from 19th century American traditions of individualism, and as a foreign ideology brought to America by immigrants. The film features rare archival footage and interviews with significant personalities in anarchist history including Murray Bookchin and Karl Hess, and also live performance footage of the Dead Kennedys.In the Library:
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Goldman, E. (1969). Anarchism, And other essays. New York: Dover Publications.
Goldman, E. (1970). Living my life. New York: Dover Publications.
Shatz, M. (1971). The Essential works of anarchism. New York: Bantam Books.
Tullock, G. (1972). Explorations in the theory of anarchy. Balcksburg, Va: Center for the Study of Public Choice, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Bakunin, M. A., & Dolgoff, S. (1972). Bakunin on anarchy. New York: A.A. Knopf.
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Carr, E. H. (1975). Michael Bakunin. New York: Octagon Books.
Pennock, J. R., & Chapman, J. W. (1978). Anarchism. Nomos, 19. New York: New York University Press.
Thomas, P. (1980). Karl Marx and the anarchists. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Bakunin, M. A., & Shatz, M. (1990). Statism and anarchy. Cambridge texts in the history of political thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Berkman, A., Fellner, G., & Zinn, H. (2005). Life of an anarchist: The Alexander Berkman reader. New York: Seven Stories Press.