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Announcement :: Education
North American Anarchist Thought Since 1960
04 Jan 2006
Update on forthcoming book about contemporary anarchism in North America.
Dear friends and comrades,

This past weekend I spent hours going through my magazine and zine
archives. My goal was to separate out all of the anarchist magazines and
zines so I can put them into some kind of order. There are stacks and
stacks of anarchist periodicals in my 20-year collection of periodicals
from the American alternative press. My collection only scratches the
surface of what anarchists have published in just the past twenty years,
buy boy, does my back hurt!

I'm currently working with Jason McQuinn (editor of Anarchy magazine) on
an anthology of anarchist writings, theory, art and more, titled "North
American Anarchist Thought Since 1960." The book will be a
representative sampling of North American anarchist thought and
creativity over the past 45 years. The book will include articles and
editorials from magazines, zines and websites. It will include excerpts
from a few books. We don't want to leave anarchist artists out, so the
book will include poems, graphics, cartoons and several pages of
magazine covers from the anarchist press.

We plan to publish a hardcover version of the book on acid free paper.
The book will be published this year by C.A.L. Press and Breaking Glass
Press. It will also be updated with new editions. We've set up a website
for the book (www.northamericananarchist.org) which will include a
comprehensive bibliography that will be updated after the anthology is
published.

We can't go through every magazine and book published over the course of
the past 45 years and our own collections probably miss many important
things. This is why we need your help.

How can you help us?

1) If you have an opinion about the best, or most influential, anarchist
books, magazines, or articles that you've read, we'd like to hear your
opinions. Send us an email with your suggestions:

editors [at] northamericananarchist.org

2) Are you an anarchist author, poet, editor, or artist who has
published or produced more than a few pieces? We'd like to hear from you
what you think is your more important or relevant piece.

3) We are setting up an advisory committee which would help us with
questions, research and other decisions.

4) Do you know of an zine or magazine or book that was published by a
lesser-known or closet anarchist? We know about obvious anarchist books
and magazines, but some books and periodicals have been published by
anarchists who aren't widely known. Do you know of a publication that
published by a variety of people--such as a university newspaper--that
included significant anarchist participation?

5) Did you publish an anarchist periodical? We need information on where
your periodical was published, the editor(s), and the duration of the
publication.

6) Are you a Mexican anarchist or familiar with anarchism in Mexico?

7) Are you familiar with anarchist materials published in North America
which were published in languages other than English? For example,
anarchist periodicals in Italian and Yiddish were published in the U.S.
into the 1970s. We also need help from people who can read French and
Spanish.

We are also creating an announcements list for people who want to be
kept updated about the project. If you'd like to be on that list, send
me an email with the subject line "NAA Announce List."

Yours in the struggle,

Chuck Munson
Infoshop.org / Breaking Glass Press

P.S.: I want to thank those of you who have already contacted us and provided useful feedback and information.

North American Anarchist Thought Since 1960
http://www.northamericananarchist.org/
See also:
http://www.northamericananarchist.org/

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