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Abad de Santillán and the Anarchist Revolution in Spain

James A. Baer

in Anarchist Immigrants in Spain and Argentina

Published by University of Illinois Press

Published in print March 2015 | ISBN: 9780252038990
Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780252096976 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5406/illinois/9780252038990.003.0008
Abad de Santillán and the Anarchist Revolution in Spain

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This chapter looks at the significance of returning immigrants and the importance of the Argentine anarchist movement during the Second Spanish Republic and in the anarchist revolution that transformed Catalonia in 1936. Abad de Santillán's After the Revolution (1936) gave a detailed account of the organization of an anarchist society. In July 1936, workers in Barcelona armed themselves and defeated the military in that city before beginning a social revolution that implemented many of the ideas expressed in Abad de Santillán's book. The anarchist-inspired revolution established a libertarian society based on anarchist principles of voluntary association without the coercive power of the state.

Keywords: immigrants; Argentine anarchist movement; Second Spanish Republic; Spain; Abad de Santillán; social revolution

Chapter.  7941 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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