List of books about anarchism

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This is a chronological list of both fictional and non-fictional books written about anarchism. This list includes books that advocate for anarchism as well as those that criticize or oppose it. For ease of access, this list provides a link to the full text whenever possible, as well as the audiobook version as an aid for the visually impaired.

Chronological list[edit]

Published Title Full text Audiobook Author(s) Genre School of thought / Theme
1793 Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and its Influence on Morals and Happiness[1] William Godwin Non-fiction
1840 What is Property? Or, an Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government[2] Wikisource Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Non-fiction "Property is theft"
1844 The Ego and Its Own[3][4] Max Stirner Non-fiction Individualist anarchism
1846 System of Economical Contradictions; Or, The Philosophy of Misery Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Non-fiction
1850 Anarchist Manifesto Anselme Bellegarrigue Non-fiction: Manifesto
1867-1870 No Treason Wikisource Lysander Spooner Non-fiction: Collection of essays
1873 Statism and Anarchy[5] Mikhail Bakunin Non-fiction
1882 God and the State Wikisource Mikhail Bakunin Non-fiction
1890 News from Nowhere Wikisource William Morris Fiction Libertarian socialism
1891 Anarchy Wikisource Errico Malatesta Non-fiction
1891 Contemporary Socialism[6] John Rae Non-fiction Revolutionary socialism
1891 The Anarchists: A Picture of Civilization at the Close of the Nineteenth Century John Henry Mackay Fiction
1892 The Conquest of Bread Wikisource Peter Kropotkin Non-fiction Anarcho-communism
1894 The Kingdom of God Is Within You Wikisource Leo Tolstoy Non-fiction Christian anarchism
1896 Voluntary Socialism Francis Dashwood Tandy Non-fiction Mutualism
1899 Fields, Factories, and Workshops[7] Peter Kropotkin Non-fiction
1899 Memoirs of a Revolutionist Peter Kropotkin Non-fiction: Autobiography
1902 Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution Wikisource Peter Kropotkin Non-fiction: Essay collection Anarcho-communism
1902 Anarchism and Other Essays Wikisource Emma Goldman Non-fiction: Collection of essays
1924 Anarchism Or Socialism?[8] Joseph Stalin Non-fiction: Stalinist criticism of anarchism Stalinism
1929 Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism[9] Wikisource Alexander Berkman Non-fiction Anarcho-communism
1938 Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice Rudolf Rocker Non-fiction Anarcho-syndicalism
1949 Pioneers of American Freedom: Origin of Liberal and Radical Thought in America Rudolf Rocker Non-fiction
1954 Autobiography of a Catholic Anarchist[10] Wikisource Ammon Hennacy Non-fiction Christian anarchism
1962 Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements[11][12] George Woodcock Non-fiction: History Mixed
1965 Anarchism: From Theory to Practice Daniel Guérin Non-fiction
1967 The Russian Anarchists[13] Paul Avrich Non-fiction: History
1970 In Defense of Anarchism Robert Paul Wolff Non-fiction Individualist anarchism
1971 Post-Scarcity Anarchism[14] Murray Bookchin Non-fiction Communalism
1974 The Dispossessed[15][16] Ursula K. Le Guin Fiction
1976 The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years, 1868–1936[17] Murray Bookchin Non-fiction: History
1978 The Eye of the Heron[18] Ursula K. Le Guin Fiction
1982 People Without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy[19] Harold Barclay Non-fiction
1987 Christian Anarchy: Jesus' Primacy Over the Powers[20][21] Vernard Eller Non-fiction Christian anarchism
1989 For Anarchism[22] David Goodway (Editor) Non-fiction: Collection of essays Mixed
1991 Anarchy and Christianity[20][21] Jacques Ellul Non-fiction Christian anarchism
1991 Temporary Autonomous Zone Peter Lamborn Wilson Non-fiction
1993 The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism[23] L. Susan Brown Non-fiction: Political science
1995 Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm Murray Bookchin Non-fiction Social anarchism
1999 Christi-Anarchy: Discovering a Radical Spirituality of Compassion[21] David Andrews Non-fiction Christian anarchism
2005 Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas Robert Graham (Editor) Non-fiction: Anthology Mixed
2005 Gramsci Is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements Richard J. F. Day Non-fiction
2005 Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchisms[24] Benjamin Franks Non-fiction
2007 The Coming Insurrection The Invisible Committee Non-fiction Insurrectionary anarchism
2010 New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour and Syndicalism: The Individual, the National and the Transnational[25][26] David Berry & Constance Bantman Non-fiction
2012 That Holy Anarchist: Reflections on Christianity & Anarchism[27] Mark Van Steenwyk Non-fiction Christian anarchism
2012 Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play[28] James C. Scott Non-fiction
2013 The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey[29] Michael Huemer Non-fiction Philosophical anarchism/Anarcho-capitalism

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Philp, Mark (2000). "William Godwin". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism. Edited by Daniel Guerin, translated by Paul Sharkey. 2005. AK Press. ISBN 1-904859-25-9 p. 55-56
  3. ^ Leopold, David (2006-08-04). "Max Stirner". In Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  4. ^ Goodway, David. Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow. Liverpool University Press, 2006, p. 99.
  5. ^ Shatz, Marshall S. (1990). "Introduction". Statism and anarchy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-36182-8. OCLC 20826465.
  6. ^ MacCunn, John (July 1892). "Contemporary Socialism [Review]". International Journal of Ethics. 2 (4): 518–522. doi:10.1086/intejethi.2.4.2375219. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  7. ^ Seligman, Edwin R. A. (1899). "Review of Fields, Factories and Workshops". Political Science Quarterly. 14 (2): 335–337. doi:10.2307/2139789. JSTOR 2139789.
  8. ^ Franks, Benjamin (2018). Anarchism and Moral Philosophy (PDF). Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy. p. 171–195. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  9. ^ McElroy, Wendy (2000). "The Schism Between Individualist and Communist Anarchism in the Nineteenth Century" (PDF). Journal of Libertarian Studies. 15 (1): 97–123. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  10. ^ Nugent, Stephen (2012). "Anarchism out West: Some reflections on sources" (PDF). Critique of Anthropology. 32 (2): 206-216. doi:10.1177/0308275X12437860. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  11. ^ Mintz, Frank. "Anarchism by George Woodcock [Review]". Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  12. ^ Iggers, Georg, G. (1963). "Review of Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements". The American Historical Review. 68 (2): 413–414. doi:10.2307/1904546. ISSN 0002-8762. JSTOR 1904546.
  13. ^ Yaney, George L. (1967). "Review of The Russian Anarchists". The American Historical Review. 73 (1): 184–185. doi:10.2307/1849135. JSTOR 1849135.
  14. ^ Smith, Mark (1999). Thinking through the Environment. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-21172-7.
  15. ^ Laurence, Davis and Peter G. Stillman. The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed, Lexington Books (2005). Pp. 287-298.
  16. ^ Wimmer, Josh. "Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed". Gizmodo. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  17. ^ Doheny, John (July 2002). "Review of The Spanish Anarchists". Social Anarchism (27). Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  18. ^ Rochelle, Warren G. (2008-04-15). A Companion to Science Fiction. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 408–419. ISBN 9781405144582.
  19. ^ Fox, Dennis R. (1993). "The Autonomy-Community Balance and the Equity-Law Distinction: Anarchy's Task for Psychological Jurisprudence". Behavioral Sciences & the Law. 11 (1): 97–109. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  20. ^ a b Christoyannopoulos, Alexandre JME (2008). "Turning the Other Cheek to Terrorism: Reflections on the Contemporary Significance of Leo Tolstoy's Exegesis of the Sermon on the Mount" (PDF). Politics and Religion. 1 (1): 27-54. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  21. ^ a b c Christoyannopoulos, Alexandre (2010). "Christian Anarchism: A Revolutionary Reading of the Bible" (PDF). New Perspectives on Anarchism: 149–168. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  22. ^ Brooks, Frank H. (December 1990). "Review of For Anarchism: History, Theory, and Practice. Kropotkin and the Rise of Revolutionary Anarchism 1872-1886". The American Political Science Review. 84 (4): 1355–1356. doi:10.2307/1963280. ISSN 0003-0554. JSTOR 1963280.
  23. ^ Kinna, Ruth (2018). "Anarchism and feminism" (PDF). Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy: 253–284. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  24. ^ Garland, Christian (March 2007). "Anarchism strikes back" (PDF). Radical Philosophy (142): 53–54. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  25. ^ Kinna, Ruth; Prichard, Alex; Swann, Thomas (2019). "Occupy and the constitution of anarchy" (PDF). Global Constitutionalism. 8 (2): 357-390. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  26. ^ Van der Walt, Lucien (2012). "[REVIEW]: Lucien van der Walt, 2012, Berry and Bantman (eds.), "New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour and Syndicalism: the Individual, the National and the Transnational" (PDF). Anarchist Studies. 20 (1): 123-126. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  27. ^ Christoyannopoulos, Alexandre; Adams, Matthew S. (2017). Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1. Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm University Press. doi:10.16993/bak. ISBN 9789176350409. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  28. ^ Duarte, Diogo (April 2014). "Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play". Anarchist Studies. 22 (1): 116–117. ISSN 0967-3393. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  29. ^ Moen, Ole Martin (7 October 2013). "The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey". The Philosophical Quarterly. 64 (254): 198–200. doi:10.1093/pq/pqt018.