Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

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  • Author(s): Kenyon Zimmer
  • Series:
    Working Class in American History
  • Publication Information:
    Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press. 2015
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      From the 1880s through the 1940s, tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist cause after arriving on American shores. Kenyon Zimmer explores why these migrants turned to anarchism, and how their adoption of its ideology shaped their identities, experiences, and actions. Zimmer focuses on Italians and Eastern European Jews in San Francisco, New York City, and Paterson, New Jersey. Tracing the movement's changing fortunes from the pre–World War I era through the Spanish Civil War, Zimmer argues that anarchists, opposed to both American and Old World nationalism, severed all attachments to their nations of origin but also resisted assimilation into their host society. Their radical cosmopolitan outlook and identity instead embraced diversity and extended solidarity across national, ethnic, and racial divides. Though ultimately unable to withstand the onslaught of Americanism and other nationalisms, the anarchist movement nonetheless provided a shining example of a transnational collective identity delinked from the nation-state and racial hierarchies.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780252039386. 9780252080920. 9780252097430.
    • Accession Number:
      994479590
    • Accession Number:
      1018805
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    • ABNT:
      KENYON ZIMMER. Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. ISBN 9780252039386. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kenyon Zimmer. Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. University of Illinois Press; 2015. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805
    • APA:
      Kenyon Zimmer. (2015). Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. University of Illinois Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kenyon Zimmer. 2015. Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. Working Class in American History. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805.
    • Harvard:
      Kenyon Zimmer (2015) Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press (Working Class in American History). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805 (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kenyon Zimmer 2015, Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America, Working Class in American History, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kenyon Zimmer. Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. University of Illinois Press, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kenyon Zimmer. Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America. Working Class in American History. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kenyon Zimmer. Immigrants Against the State : Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America [Internet]. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press; 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 9]. (Working Class in American History). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=e000bna&AN=1018805