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The Resource Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical, Jacqueline Jones

Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical, Jacqueline Jones

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Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical
Title
Goddess of anarchy
Title remainder
the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. And yet, her life was riddled with contradictions-she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Jacqueline Jones presents not only the exceptional life of the famous American-born anarchist but also an authoritative account of her times-from slavery through the Great Depression"--
  • "Goddess of Anarchy is the biography of the formidable radical activist, writer, and orator Lucy Parsons (1853-1942), also known as Lucia Eldine Gonzalez Parsons, whose long life was entwined with the major radical labor struggles of her turbulent era. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851, Parsons became the wife of Confederate veteran and anarchist organizer Albert R. Parsons, who was unjustly imprisoned and eventually hanged in 1887 for his alleged role in the Haymarket bombing in Chicago. After Albert's imprisonment and death, Parsons forged her own career as orator and labor agitator, editor, free-speech activist, essayist, fiction writer, publisher, and political commentator. A fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a founding member of the Socialist Party of America in 1900, and a cofounder of the Industrial Workers of the World in 1905, Parsons was one of only a handful of women and the only African American of her era to speak regularly to large crowds throughout the nation. Parsons was a thoughtful critic of Gilded Age America, but also well-known for her rhetorical provocations. She worked closely with, or bitterly against, other labor agitators of her day, including Eugene Debs and Emma Goldman, with whom she had a feud about the sexual liberation of women. And yet Lucy Parsons' life was shrouded in contradictions, marked by a series of traumas and personal tragedies. Historian Jacqueline Jones presents here a nuanced portrait of Parsons, reckoning with all of her paradoxes--her consistent advocacy of violence, her made-up Hispanic-Indian identity, and her refusal to acknowledge her African descent and the plight of African-Americans"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Jacqueline
Dewey number
  • 335/.83092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HX843.7.P37
LC item number
J66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parsons, Lucy E.
  • Anarchists
  • Working class
  • Labor movement
  • Parsons, Lucy E.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • Anarchists
  • Labor movement
  • Working class
  • United States
Label
Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical, Jacqueline Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-415) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: An enduring Civil War -- Wide-open Waco -- Republican heyday -- Part 2: Gilded Age dynamite -- A local war -- Farewell to the ballot box -- A false alarm? -- Haymarket -- Bitter fruit of braggadocio -- "The dusky goddess of anarchy speaks her mind" -- The blood of my husband -- Part 3: Blatherkite -- Goddess of free speech -- The widow Parsons sets her course -- Variety in life, and its crimes -- Tending the sacred flame of Haymarket -- Wars at home and abroad -- Part 4: The falling curtain of mystery -- Facts and fine-spun theories -- Epilogue
Control code
982093458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465078998
Lccn
2017021023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982093458
Label
Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical, Jacqueline Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-415) 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
Part 1: An enduring Civil War -- Wide-open Waco -- Republican heyday -- Part 2: Gilded Age dynamite -- A local war -- Farewell to the ballot box -- A false alarm? -- Haymarket -- Bitter fruit of braggadocio -- "The dusky goddess of anarchy speaks her mind" -- The blood of my husband -- Part 3: Blatherkite -- Goddess of free speech -- The widow Parsons sets her course -- Variety in life, and its crimes -- Tending the sacred flame of Haymarket -- Wars at home and abroad -- Part 4: The falling curtain of mystery -- Facts and fine-spun theories -- Epilogue
Control code
982093458
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465078998
Lccn
2017021023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982093458

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