The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, Volume 1

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ChristieBooks.com, 2001 - History - 299 pages
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The most detailed history to date of the million-strong revolutionary trade union, the CNT, and of its grassroots supporters who, in July 1936, embarked upon the most far-reaching of all 20th century revolutionary experiments. It is the history of the giddy years of political change and hope in 1930s Spain, when the so-called 'Generation of 36, ' Peirats's own generation, rose up against the oppressive structures of Spanish society. It is also a history of a revolution that failed, crushed in the jaws of its enemies on both the democratic-left and the reactionary right. Containing a bounty of original documents produced by the trade unions, revolutionary assemblies and rural and industrial collectives of the 1930s, many of which are unavailable elsewhere, and all translated into English for the first time, Peirats explores the new social, economic and cultural arrangements that were introduced in the streets, fields and factories of republican Spain. A staggering work - fully indexed and footnoted, with 20 pages of photographs. Superlatives like mandatory and monumental really fail to do this justice. A vital book about a crucial era in history.
 

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Contents

to the Second Republic Page
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Regional Committee of the CNT Clauses concept of libertarian communism
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Unions repressed and shut down The The republicansocialist biennium
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Popular Front and the enigma of
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favouring alliance Catalonias unions The CNTFAI victory in Catalonia
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union A manifesto from the CNT National Peoples Army The disarmament of
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cabinet First win the war The CNTs
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of the Republic Page 172 Review of the Spanish economy prior to 19
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