1940s

Why?

Archive of Why?, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from 1942-1947.

The making of an interethnic coalition: urban and rural anarchists in La Paz, Bolivia, 1946–1947

Anarchist rally in La Paz, 1930.

Kevin A. Young's account of the interethnic alliance between urban anarchists and indigenous peasants which facilitated the 1947 upheavals surrounding La Paz, Bolivia.

The CIO, 1935-1955 - Robert H. Zieger

A comprehensive, if institutional, history of the CIO, an American federation of industrial unions that organized many of the mass industries in the United States during the 1930s-1950s.

The CIO's left-led unions, edited by Steve Rosswurm

A collection edited by Steve Rosswurm of the CIO's unions's that had radical left leadership.

A new anarchism emerges, 1940–1954

A history by Andrew Cornell of the American anarchism movement from the beginning of the Second World War until the mid-1950s.

Anarchism: a solution to world problems

A 1940 pamphlet published by Man!, an anarchist newspaper out of New York.

A memoir: some anarchist activities in New York in the thirties and forties - Clara Freedman Solomon

Clara in her 20s

A lookback at the efforts of anarchists in New York City during The Great Depression, written by Clara Freedman Solomon, a participant.

The IWW since 1932 - George Pearce

A Master's Thesis by George Pearce detailing the history of the Industrial Workers of the World from 1932-1949.

Notes on dialectics: part II the Hegelian logic - CLR James

Part of a 1948 publication by CLR James

Putting labor’s house in order: the Transport Workers Union and labor anti-Communism in Miami during the 1940s

An essay by Alex Lichtenstein about how 'red-baiting' and anti-Communism effected a CIO union in Miami during the 1940s.