Masks Of Anarchy

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a ...

Masks Of Anarchy

Masks Of Anarchy

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later. Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of the Peterloo Massacre, where British cavalry charged peaceful political demonstrators near Manchester. His words would later inspire figures as wide-ranging as Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi—and also Pauline Newman, the woman the New York Times called the “New Joan of Arc” in 1907. Newman was a Jewish immigrant who worked in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and came to be a leading organizer—and the first female organizer—of one of America’s most powerful unions, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. As she marched with tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in the streets, Shelley’s poem never ceased to inspire her. “Shake your chains to earth like dew,” it implores. “Ye are many—they are few.”

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The Mask of Anarchy
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Stephen Ellis
Categories: Liberia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

Liberia was in the headlines in 1990 when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women's clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid seige to the capital, Monrovia. In response to the crisis, a West African peacekeeping force, ECONMOG, was sent to stabilize the country and prevent the main
Masks Of Anarchy
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Michael Demson
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-02 - Publisher: Verso Books

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later. Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of
The Mask of Anarchy Updated Edition
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Stephen Ellis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09 - Publisher: NYU Press

"Ellis has written a very honest and brave book about a ghastly human experience which has, one learns, much less to do with the primordial past than about the future."--Ecclesiastical History"Outstanding. . . . A fascinating and profound exploration of what Ellis sees as Liberians' deep spiritual anarchy, manifested during
The Punk Turn in Comedy
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-24 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines the interconnections between punk and alternative comedy (altcom). It explores how punk’s tendency towards humour and parody influenced the trajectory taken by altcom in the UK, and the punk strategies introduced when altcom sought self-definition against dominant established trends. The Punk Turn in Comedy considers the early
The Politics of Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Marc Redfield
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book suggests that modern cultural and critical institutions have persistently associated questions of aesthetics and politics with literature, theory, technics, and Romanticism. Its first section examines aesthetic nationalism and the figure of the body, focusing on writings by Benedict Anderson, J. G. Fichte, and Matthew Arnold, and arguing that

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