Humanities Open Book Program Presents: The Practical Anarchist
By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson
6th February 2019
“. . . Praise for Crispin Sartwell for filling a conspicuous gap in anarchist studies scholarship and providing this extremely important collection of writings by an intrepid (if under appreciated) early anarchist thinker.” —Anarchist Studies
The Practical Anarchist brings to light the work of Josiah Warren, eccentric American genius. Devoting his life to showing the practicality of an astonishing ideal, Warren devoted equal industry to the question of how to make a pair of shoes and how to remake the social world into an individualist paradise.
This will be the first chance for many readers to encounter Warren’s writings, and in many cases their first publication since their original appearance in obscure, self-published periodicals, including The Peaceful Revolutionist (1833), the first American anarchist periodical. Moreover, they often appeared in a bizarre experimental typography.
This volume presents, out of the welter of bewildering writings left by Warren, a reading text designed for today’ readers and students. It seeks to convey the practical value of many of Warren’s ideas, their continuing relevance.
Fordham University Press and Fordham University Libraries is one of eight institutions to receive a grant in the Humanities Open Book Program, a program jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant allows the Press to produce eighteen freely accessible eBooks, initially published by Fordham University Press, with an emphasis on American Philosophy. To see the full collection on Pinterest, click here.
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Humanities Open Book Program Presents: The Practical Anarchist”
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