Long in the shadow of Marxism, anarchism has emerged as a respectable field of study over the past two to three decades alongside social movements against structural adjustment and austerity programs in the 1990s and Occupy's stance against neoliberalism and inequality in the 2010s. In that vein, Gabriel Palmer-Fernández's excellent translation of Ángel Cappelletti's Anarchism in Latin America and, in particular, Romina Akemi and Javier Sethness-Castro's introduction encourage North American activists to learn from examples south of the border. The main audience of the text is not academic, but English-language readers with an interest in Latin American radicalism would benefit by reading it.

Cappelletti provides a broad historical examination of anarchism throughout Latin America. An abundant variety of primary sources, including anarchist newspapers, novels, manifestos, and other publications, enriches the text. Cappelletti aims to move beyond the often-fragmentary and country-specific focus of...

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