Civil War & Civil Peace: Libertarian Aragon 1936-37

Civil War & Civil Peace: Libertarian Aragon 1936-37

Civil War & Civil Peace: Libertarian Aragon 1936-37, by Graham Kelsey

Published by the Anarchist Encyclopaedia Press in 1985, 78 pages. A4 size booklet (N3393)

From the opening paragraph: On 12 April 1931 the people of Spain went to the polls. The political upheaval which followed constituted the Spanish bourgeois revolution. the inability of the victors to translate it into social and economic terms alienated their working class support completely. In this failure to effect genuine social and economic reform lay the seeds of the resulting civil war. That conflict, however, was to offer those who did have the necessary energy and courage the oppurtunity of promoting real change. In the region of Aragon, in particular, village trade unionists succeeded in laying the foundations of a new truely democratic society, creating civil peace even in the midst of civil war

This booklet contains an essay that examines the situation in Aragon during the first phase of the Spanish Civil War, when anarchists, anarcho-syndicalists and trade unionists began implementing grass roots revolutionary change in the villages and towns of the region

Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The booklet comes wrapped and sealed in selophane

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