HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

The London Years

by Rudolf Rocker

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
393525,120 (4)None
Rudolf Rocker, a German Catholic fleeing political persecution, moved to London to become the acknowledged leader of the Yiddish-speaking Jewish anarchists. There, at a time of mass immigration by impoverished Jews--persecuted by a right-wing press and an "anti-alien" movement--he organized demonstrations of up to 25,000 against the contemporary Russian pogroms. Rocker established the Jewish Bakers Union in a community action where housewives would only buy union label bread, and most famously, in 1912, organized a general strike of Jewish tailors, which abolished the sweatshop system.The London Years is the autobiography of a remarkable man and chronicles this vanished world. Rudolf Rocker, the main theorist of anarcho-syndicalism, edited numerous Yiddish political and cultural journals.… (more)
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 3 of 3
German radical who led Yiddish-speaking Jewish anarchists in London 19th-20c
1 vote | Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
German radical who led Yiddish-speaking Jewish anarchists in London 19th-20c
  Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
Autobiography of an anarcharist who identified with Jews
  Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
Showing 3 of 3
One of the most risible features of rock culture is to see youthful entertainers proclaiming themselves to be anarchists. They should be made to read Fermin Rocker's The East End Years (Freedom Press £7.95). Rocker is a painter and book illustrator who was brought up in a Jewish anarchist family in London's East End. Now in his 90th year, Rocker relates his father's political activities - the marches, the speeches in Hyde Park, the "Siege of Sidney Street" and his father's internment during the First World War.

This is real history - a time and a place brought to life through description of human feelings.
 
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (4)

Rudolf Rocker, a German Catholic fleeing political persecution, moved to London to become the acknowledged leader of the Yiddish-speaking Jewish anarchists. There, at a time of mass immigration by impoverished Jews--persecuted by a right-wing press and an "anti-alien" movement--he organized demonstrations of up to 25,000 against the contemporary Russian pogroms. Rocker established the Jewish Bakers Union in a community action where housewives would only buy union label bread, and most famously, in 1912, organized a general strike of Jewish tailors, which abolished the sweatshop system.The London Years is the autobiography of a remarkable man and chronicles this vanished world. Rudolf Rocker, the main theorist of anarcho-syndicalism, edited numerous Yiddish political and cultural journals.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 165,891,937 books! | Top bar: Always visible