reviews

Books for a renewed American workers movement, 1 of 3: "The Blue Eagle at Work"

A review by Life Long Wobbly of The Blue Eagle at Work: Reclaiming Democratic Rights in the American Workplace.

The headscarf revolutionaries - DD Johnston

The Headscarf Revolutionaries marching to confront the bosses, Hull, 1968

D.D. Johnston reviews Brian Lavery’s The Headscarf Revolutionaries, an account of a spontaneous campaign by fishermen’s wives in Hull, which following the 1968 triple-trawler disaster forced major changes to UK shipping laws.

"The American blindspot": Reconstruction according to Eric Foner and W.E.B. Du Bois - Noel Ignatiev

Noel Ignatiev's review of two books about Reconstruction, which was the period in American history where the victorious Northern federal government attempted to transform the state and society in the South.

Kenan Malik: journey of an ex-anti-racist - Arun Kundnani

Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to jihad

Arun Kundnani of the Institute of Race Relations critically reviews Kenan Malik's book From Fatwa To Jihad: the Rushdie affair and its legacy.

5,000 years of debt?

William Hogarth, "The Rake in a debtors' prison", from "The Rake's progress", 17

Aufheben's critical review of David Graeber's book Debt: The first 5,000 years.

Anarchy in Puerto Rico

Occupation of Porto [i.e. Puerto] Rico.Towing United States troops ashore, 8-7-1

A review by Rod Jackman of Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921.

Top 15 messages in Clint Eastwood's anti-war masterpiece "American Sniper"

I just watched "American Sniper. " I learned so much about manliness, honor, and love…

"The Forgotten International", by Vadim Damier

A review of a Russian-language history of the worldwide anarcho-syndicalist movement between the two World Wars.

The margins and the centre: for a new history of the Cultural Revolution

Second Shanghai Riot

Repost of an informative reflection on the lessons to be learned from China's "Cultural Revolution" in light of China's grim political situation circa 2014, centered on a review of Yiching's Wu's pathbreaking new book, Cultural Revolution at the Margins.

Review: Local 8 shows interracial unionism key to victory

A review by Matt White of Peter Cole's book, Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive- Era Philadelphia.