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Freedom Press pamphlets

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What follows is based on the thorough work of Carl Sleinger.It is a bibliography of pamphlets published by Freedom Press between 1889 and 1923.I will add the later years in the next few weeks.Together with "Mother Earth" pamphlets and the pamphlets initiated by Benjamin Tucker  published in the United States,Freedom Press pamphlets were responsible for introducing written anarchism to,initially,English speakers all over the world.A look at them might give us some clue to what people understood by anarchist communism and anarchism in that period.More on this later.Meanwhile here is the list


1889  Kropotkine, Peter  "The Wage System"  December (Freedom pamphlet No 1)

                                        (translation of Le Salariat in "La Revolte  26-30 August, 1888)


1891  Kropotkine, Peter   "The Commune of Paris"  March (Freedom pamphlet No 2)

                                       ( translation of La Commune de Paris" in Le Revolte 20th March 1880


          Malatesta, Errico     "A Talk About Anarchist Communism between Two Workers" August (Freedom pamphlet No 3)

                                        (translation of  Propaganda Socialista-Fra Contadini in "La Questione Sociale" September 1884.

                                        " Revised and enlarged from the Third Italian edition"


          Kropotkine, Peter      " Anarchist Communism:Its Basis and Principles" September (Freedom pamphlet No 4)

                                          (A re-issue of The Scientific Basis of Anarchy in the "Nineteenth Century, February 1887 and The

                                           Coming Anarchy in "Nineteenth Century", August 1887


1892  Malatesta, Errico      "Anarchy"  October (Freedom pamphlet No 5)

                                           (translation of "L'Anarchia", London 1891)


          Kropotkine ,Peter     "Anarchist Morality"  October (Freedom pamphlet No 6)

                                           (translation of  La Morale Anarchiste in "La Revolte" March1-16 April, 1890



1894  Wilson, Charlotte     "Anarchism and Outrage"  January? (Freedom pamphlet No 8)

                                          (a re-issue of "Anarchism and Moral Outrage"  "Freedom", December 1893)


1895  Kropotkine, Peter     "Expropriation"  March/April? (Freedom pamphlet No 7)

                                           translation of  L'Expropriation in "Le Revolte", 25th November,1882

          Bevington, Louise Sarah  "An Anarchist manifesto.Issued by the London Anarchist Communist Alliance  May?


          Bevington , Louise Sarah  "Chiefly a Dialogue concerning some Difficulties of a Dunce" August


          Etievant, Grave and Caserio  "Anarchy on Trial" December (Freedom pamphlet No 9) 

                                                    translations of  Declarations de G.Eteviant in "La Revolte 15-22,29th October,1892, Proces de

                                                     La Sociale Mourante etc  in "La Libre Parole" 25 February 1894



1896  Landauer, Gustave  "Social Democracy in Germany"  August/September?

                          (translation of Von Zurich nach London in  "Der Sozialist" 1896     


          Morris, William        "Useful Work v Useless Toil"   October/November?    The "Freedom" Library)


          Morris, William         "Monopoly,or How Labour is Robbed"  October/November? (The "Freedom" Library)


1897   Kropotkin, Peter       'Anarchism:Its Philosophy and Ideal"  March (Freedom pamphlet No 10)

                                            (translation of" L'Anarchie,Sa Philosophie,Son Ideal"  Paris 1896


           Spies et al                "The Chicago Martyrs"  September


           Spanish Atrocities Committee  "Revival of the Inquisition- Prefatory note by Edward Carpenter. December?


1898   Kropotkin, Peter       "The State:Its Historical Role"  September (Freedom pamphlet No 11)

                                             (translation of L'Etat:Son Role Historique in "Les Temps Nouveaux" No 19, 1896


1900   Nettlau , Max           "Responsibility and Solidarity in the Labor Struggle"  May? (Freedom pamphlet No 12)


1901   Glasse, Henry           "Socialism the Remedy"  April?  ("Freedom" Library)

                                            (Reprinted from "Freedom"

           Nieuwenhuis, Ferrdinand Domela  "The Pyramid of Tyranny"  October (Freedom pamphlets No 13)


1902    Kropotkin, Peter    "Organised Vengeance called Justice" together with Glasse, H "The Superstition of Government" April/May? ('Freedom" Library}


1903    Kropotkin and Peter   "Socialism and Politics"  June (Freedom pamphlets No 14)


1904    Kropotkin, Peter       'The Coming Revival of Socialism"  April?  (Freedom pamphlet No 15)


1905   Libertas (A. A. Davies?)   "The King and the Anarchist" May 


1907   Walter, K (?)                'The International Anarchist Congress Held at the Plancius Hall, Amsterdam" December


1908    Pouget, Jean,Joseph, Emile    "The Basis of Trade Unionism"  March  ('Voice of Labour" pamphlet}

           Chapelier, Emile and Marin, Gassy  "Anarchists and the International Language Esperanto"  August


1909   Smith, J. Blair                 "Direct Action Versus Legislation"     April

           Swan, Tom                    "Kropotkin,the Man and his Message"  September


1910    Bakunin, Michael          "God and the State"  a new edition revised. February


1911    Tcherkesoff, Varlaam, Nikolaevich   "Concentration of Capital.A Marxian Fallacy"  January (Freedom pamphlet)


1912   Roller, Arnold                    "The Social General Strike"     April

           Anon                                  "The Story of the Chicago Martyrs"  October (Freedom pamphlet)

           Kropotkin, Peter                 " Modern Science and Anarchism"  December


1913   Spencer, Herbert                 'The Right to Ignore the State"  December  (Freedom pamphlet"


1914  Wilkinson, Lily Gair               "Women's Freedom"   May

          Kropotkin, Peter                   "Wars and Capitalism"   August   (Freedom pamphlet)


1915   Barrett, George                      "The Anarchist Revolution"  May



1920   Wakeman, John                     "Anarchism and Democracy"  January  (Freedom pamphlet"

            Senex (W C Owen)                " England Monopolised or England Free?"   May    (Freedom pamphlet)


1921  Barrett, George                        'Objections to Anarchism"    September  (Freedom pamphlet)


1922   Owen, W. C.                            "Anarchism Versus Socialism"   June  (Freedom pamphlet)

           Goldman, Emma                     " The Crushing of the Russian Revolution"  November


1923    Kropotkin, Peter                      "Revolutionary Government"  June (Freedom pamphlet)




That'll do to start with.More later with sources of pamphlets, reprints of pamphlets and circulations  etc etc























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