Freedom Fighters, Anarchist Intellectuals, Workers, and Soldiers in Portugal's History

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Freedom Fighters, Anarchist Intellectuals, Workers, and Soldiers in Portugal's History

Freedom Fighters, Anarchist Intellectuals, Workers, and Soldiers in Portugal's History, by Joao Freire

Published by Black Rose in 2001, 208 pages. Paperback (N2888)

Brand New Book

This book is a fascinating and immensley readable history of Anarchism in Portugal

Anarchism emerged and developed amidst the social unrest in industrial societies. It was, in many countries, a genuinely popular movement shaped by a political philosophy drawn from the writings of both intellectuals and self-taught individuals.

Over 80 years ago, Portugese libertarians were organised under the banner of syndicalism. This movement deeply marked the history of Portugal, and this book examines anarchist ideas and how these arrived in Portugal, how the anarchist programme gained popularity with both the working class and intellectuals, and how people believed in the slogan With Neither God nor Master.

This fascinating history is traced from the beginning of the 20th century through the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War. The role of the anarchists during Salazar's dictatorship is examined with much previously unknown documentation. Of particular interest is the history of the anarchists during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, and during Portugal's emergence as a contemporary liberal democracy.

Please note that although this book is new, it does have a couple of very small blemishes on the outside page leaves.

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