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The Practical Anarchist brings to light the work of Josiah Warren, eccentric American genius. Devoting his life to showing the practicality of an astonishing ideal, Warren devoted equal industry to the question of how to make a pair of shoes and how to remake the social world into an individualist paradise.

This will be the first chance for many readers to encounter Warren’s writings, and in many cases their first publication since their original appearance in obscure, self-published periodicals, including The Peaceful Revolutionist (1833), the first American anarchist periodical. Moreover, they often appeared in a bizarre experimental typography.

This volume presents, out of the welter of bewildering writings left by Warren, a reading text designed for today’ readers and students. It seeks to convey the practical value of many of Warren’s ideas, their continuing relevance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-53
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  1. Equitable Commerce
  2. pp. 54-98
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  1. The Peaceful Revolutionist
  2. pp. 99-123
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  1. ‘‘Notebook D’’
  2. pp. 124-138
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  1. True Civilization
  2. pp. 139-183
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  1. Narrative of Practical Experiments
  2. pp. 184-218
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  1. Ephemera and Miscellanea
  1. Early Writings
  2. p. 219
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  1. ‘‘From the March of Mind’’
  2. pp. 220-222
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  1. ‘‘Improvement of the Machinery of Law’’
  2. pp. 222-225
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  1. Modern Education
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Against Compulsory Education
  2. pp. 230-231
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  1. Written Music Remodeled
  2. pp. 231-235
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  1. ‘‘A Few Words to the Writer in a Paper Called the Circular on the Sovereignty of the Individual’’
  2. pp. 235-237
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  1. ‘‘Manifesto’’
  2. pp. 237-242
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  1. ‘‘My Dear Sir’’
  2. pp. 242-246
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  1. Open Letter to Louis Kossuth
  2. pp. 246-249
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  1. Simplicity
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. Appendixes
  1. A. Chronology of Warren’s Life
  2. pp. 253-263
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  1. B. American Individualist Anarchists of the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 264-267
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  1. C. American Utopias
  2. pp. 268-272
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  1. D. Josiah Warren: An Annotated Bibliography
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-300
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  1. Further Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823285266
Related ISBN
9780823233700
MARC Record
OCLC
1121605806
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-06
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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