Discovering Voltairine de Cleyre, Neglected Poet of American Radicalism

Published in 1978, Paul Avrich’s “An American Anarchist: The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre” was the first substantial biography of Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912), an influential member of the American labor movement at the turn of the 20th century. Donated to the Library of Congress in 1986, the biography refers to de Cleyre as “one of the most interesting if neglected figures in the history of American radicalism.”

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At 12:30 pm on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was struck down by sniper bullets as he rode through Dealey Plaza, Dallas, in an open limousine. Hundreds of horrified spectators heard the staccato gunfire, and witnessed the fatal headshot that spattered his Lincoln convertible with bloody tissue.

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