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The Anarchist Collectives
Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

Dolgoff, Sam

Publisher:  Black Rose Books, Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  1974  
Pages:  192pp   ISBN:  0-919618-20-0
Resource Type:  Book

Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.


Table of Contents


Part One: Background
1. The Spanish Revolution
The Two Revolutions
The Trend Towards Workers' Self-Management

2. The Libertarian Tradition
The Rural Collectivist Tradition
The Anarchist Influence
The Political and Economic Organization of Society

3. Historical Notes
The Prologue to Revolution
The Counter-Revolution and the Destruction of the Collectives

4. The Limitations of the Revolution

Part Two: The Social Revolution
5. The Economics of Revolution
Economic Structure and Coordination
A Note on the Difficult Problems of Reconstruction
Money and Exchange

6. Workers' Self-Management in Industry

7. Urban Collectivization
Collectivisations in Catalonia
The Collectivization of the Metal and Munitions Industry
The Collectivization of the Optical Industry
The Socialization of Health Services
Industrial Collectivization in Alcoy
Control of Industries in the North

8. The Revolution of the Land
9. The Coordination of Collectives
The Peasant Federation of Levant
The Aragon Federation of Collectives: The First Congress

10. The Rural Collectives
A Journey Through Aragon
The Collectivization in Graus
Libertarian Communism in Alcora
The Collective in Binefar
Miralcampo and Azuqueca
Collectivization in Carcagente
Collectivization in Magdalena de Pulpis
The Collective in Mas de Las Matas

11. An Evaluation of the Anarchist Collectives
The Characteristics of the Libertarian Collectives
In Conclusion




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