[Reading] ➮ Lucy Parsons: American Revolutionary ➶ Carolyn Ashbaugh – Realestatelawcenter.us

Lucy Parsons: American RevolutionaryLucy Parsons Life Energy Was Directed Toward Freeing The Working Class From Capitalism She Attributed The Inferior Position Of Women And Minority Racial Groups In American Society To Class Inequalities And Argued, As Eugene Debs Later Did, That Blacks Were Oppressed Because They Were Poor, Not Because They Were Black Lucy Favored The Availability Of Birth Control Information And Contraceptive Devices She Believed That Under Socialism Women Would Have The Right To Divorce And Remarry Without Economic, Political And Religious Constraints That Women Would Have The Right To Limit The Number Of Children They Would Have And That Women Would Have The Right To Prevent Legalized Rape In Marriage Lucy Parsons Life Expressed The Anger Of The Unemployed Workers, Women, And Minorities Against Oppression And Is Exemplary Of Radicals Efforts To Organize The Working Class For Social Change From The PrefaceLucy Parsons, Who The Chicago Police Considered Dangerous Than A Thousand Rioters, Was An Early American Radical Who Defied All The Conventions Of Her Turbulent Era As An Outspoken Woman Of Color, Writer, And Labor Organizer Parsons Life As Activist Spanned The Era Of The Robber Barons Through The Great Depression, During Which She Actively Campaigned And Organized For The Emancipation Of The Working Class From Wage Slavery Parsons Courageously Led The Defense Campaign For The Haymarket Martyrs, Including Her Husband Albert Parsons Ashbaugh S Biography Takes A Giant Leap Toward Reinterpreting The Role Of Women In American History.

[Reading] ➮ Lucy Parsons: American Revolutionary ➶ Carolyn Ashbaugh – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Paperback
  • 282 pages
  • Lucy Parsons: American Revolutionary
  • Carolyn Ashbaugh
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 9781608462131

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➮ Lucy Parsons: American Revolutionary ➶ Carolyn Ashbaugh – Realestatelawcenter.us


  1. says:

    Described by Tariq Khan as Today in history, March 7, 1942, one of my all time personal heroes, Lucy Parsons, died in a fire in Chicago She was one of the bravest and most defiant freedom fighters this country has ever seen The Chicago police labeled her dangerous than a thousand rioters The newspapers referred to her as a veritable Louise Michel, a comparison intended to demonize her, but which she took as the highest compliment She was a union organizer, a feminist, an anarchist, a mother, a worker, an anti racist, an agitator, a writer, a book and newspaper editor, a revolutionist, and a sharp witted intellectual.She scoffed at respectability politics She led the unemployed through the rich section of Chicago throwing rotten vegetables at the mansions of Chicago s elite She refused to allow respectable leftists to play the good protestors vs bad protestors game, and supported the diversity of tactics When someone commented what a shame it was that a person threw a bomb at the police at Haymarket Square, she sharply replied that the only shame is that all the workers didn t likewise throw bombs at the police.We know little about her childhood, though evidence suggests that she was born into slavery at the slave labor camp run by the wealthy Gathings brothers in Texas The consensus among historians seems to be that she was of mi...


  2. says:

    It took me a shamefully long time to finish this book Lucy Parsons is a fascinating, inspiring individual, and through her life, Carolyn Ashbaugh gives us a glimpse of an amazing period in American history.As a reader, it did read strangely at times there were moments of novel like detail, in describing Lucy Parson s voice and charisma, interspersed in a book that many times seemed to be of a history of the Chicago labor movement than a biography of Lucy Parsons But this seems to me...


  3. says:

    Essential reading to reconstruct Chicago in the years leading up to the Haymarket Affair The factionalization Violence in rhetoric and deed by capitalists and mostly just in rhetoric by the labor agitators How any bit of threat from working people or any oppressed people creates an excuse fo...


  4. says:

    To the slogan The land for the landless the tools to the toilers and the products to the producers, Lucy Parsons added, For without this right to the free use of these things, the pursuit of happiness, the enjoyment of liberty and life itself are hollow mockerie...


  5. says:

    My original homegirl.


  6. says:

    Fascinating


  7. says:

    A good overview of Lucy Parsons life.It does an especially good job of covering her militancy as it relates to the Chicago anarchists and her later co optation by the Communists.

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