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The Resource Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary, Lara Vapnek

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary, Lara Vapnek

Label
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary
Title
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Title remainder
modern American revolutionary
Statement of responsibility
Lara Vapnek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women's freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, "free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice." Flynn became the most important female leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and of the American Communist Party, fighting tirelessly for workers' rights to organize and to express dissenting ideas. Weaving together Flynn's personal and political life, this biography reveals previously unrecognized connections between feminism, socialism, free love, and free speech. Flynn's remarkable career casts new light on the long and varied history of radicalism in the United States. About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a "good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Vapnek, Lara
Dewey number
  • 335.00092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HX84.F5
LC item number
V37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of American women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Women labor leaders
  • Communists
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • HISTORY / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Communists
  • Women labor leaders
  • Women revolutionaries
  • United States
Label
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary, Lara Vapnek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-213)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
East Side Joan of Arc-Early life -- Wobbly Agitator-Fights for Free Speech -- Building Solidarity with the IWW-Landmark strikes -- The Question of Violence -- Defending Workers during the Red Scare -- "No Present Prospects of Returning East"-Oregon years -- "My Second Life"-the Communist Party -- Flynn Fights Fascism-World War II -- Liberty Denied-the Cold War -- "Mortal Enemy of Capitalism"-Last years
Control code
881665483
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780813348094
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014027690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881665483
Label
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary, Lara Vapnek
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-213)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
East Side Joan of Arc-Early life -- Wobbly Agitator-Fights for Free Speech -- Building Solidarity with the IWW-Landmark strikes -- The Question of Violence -- Defending Workers during the Red Scare -- "No Present Prospects of Returning East"-Oregon years -- "My Second Life"-the Communist Party -- Flynn Fights Fascism-World War II -- Liberty Denied-the Cold War -- "Mortal Enemy of Capitalism"-Last years
Control code
881665483
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780813348094
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014027690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881665483

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