Transatlantic Radicalism: Socialist and Anarchist Exchanges in the 19th and 20th Centuries is a collection gathered together from the 2017 symposium “Transatlantic Anarchism and Socialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” held in Würzburg, Germany. It includes findings from a generationally diverse group of scholars who have academic positions in five different countries. Taken as a whole, the book offers a series of surprises in analytical and anecdotal form.

Transatlantic Radicalism's strongest chapters include innovative contributions in which the authors rethink figures, topics, and themes that have been at the core of labor and working-class history for decades. Editors Frank Jacob and Mario Keßler lay out the central foundations of the book in their argument that individuals matter in the history of radicalism. The book's point of view, including the symposium and the written volume, was a response to Constance Bantman's (and others’) call to reassess transnationalism as a...

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