This title examines anarchism in world history from the writings of Greek philosophers through the Age of Enlightenment, the Spanish civil war, World Wars I and II to today. Influences such as Howard Zinn, Murray Bookchin, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Gustav Landauer are examined. Notable leaders of the movement such as Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Francisco Ferrer, Emma Goldman, Max Stirner, and Nestor Makhno are introduced, as are prominent authors such as Richard Sonn, Alexander Berkman, Herbert Read, and Guy Debord. Important institutions such as the International Working Men's Association, Institute for Social Ecology, Second Socialist International, Ferrer Center and Modern School, and Situationist International are also introduced. Important events such as the Paris Commune, Haymarket Square riots, and the trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are covered. Exploring World Governments is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|BISACS||JNF043000, JNF030000, JNF025000|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Exploring World Governments – Library Media Connection
This informative series explains the need for government and introduces exemplars of various forms. The writing is clear and attractive layouts use pictures and sidebars. Recommended.
Exploring World Governments – School Library Journal
As a collection, these books cover their topics in depth, including historical global background on each type of government. They have balanced viewpoints that reference specific periods and current figures. . . . The volumes are informative and succinct, without overloading readers with extraneous facts. The authors consistently discuss how any given type of government impacts that country’s relationships with its neighbors and the world and investigate how it impacts the lives of its citizens, in both positive and negative ways. The material is up-to-the-minute and conveys the overall sense that governments are always in flux.