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Title Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary / Lara Vapnek.
Author Vapnek, Lara, 1967-
Publication Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2015]
Description xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Call # B FLYNN V
Series Lives of American women
Lives of American women.
Summary "In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women's freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, "free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice." Flynn became the most important female leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and of the American Communist Party, fighting tirelessly for workers' rights to organize and to express dissenting ideas. Weaving together Flynn's personal and political life, this biography reveals previously unrecognized connections between feminism, socialism, free love, and free speech. Flynn's remarkable career casts new light on the long and varied history of radicalism in the United States. About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a "good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Chapter One: East Side Joan of Arc -- Early life -- Chapter Two: Wobbly Agitator -- Fights for Free Speech -- Chapter Three: Building Solidarity with the IWW -- Landmark strikes -- Chapter Four: The Question of Violence -- Chapter Five: Defending Workers during the Red Scare -- Chapter Six: "No Present Prospects of Returning East" -- Oregon interlude -- Chapter Seven: My Second Life -- the Communist Party -- Chapter Eight: Flynn Fights Fascism -- World War II -- Chapter Nine: Liberty Denied -- the Cold War -- Chapter Ten: "Mortal Enemy of Capitalism" -- Last years -- Study Questions -- Primary Documents.
Subject Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley.
Women labor leaders -- United States -- Biography.
Communists -- United States -- Biography.
Women revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley. (OCoLC)fst00000871
Communists. (OCoLC)fst00870612
Women labor leaders. (OCoLC)fst01178088
Women revolutionaries. (OCoLC)fst01178470
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780813348094 (paperback)
0813348099 (paperback)

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