Dolgoff, Sam, 1902-....

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Birth 1902
Death 1990
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Biographical notes:

Member of the Socialist Party and using the pen name Sam Weiner, wrote many radical and anarchist periodicals.

From the description of Sam Dolgoff papers, 1907-1969, (bulk 1922-1935). (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321019

Sam Weiner (pen name of Sam Dolgoff): born in Russia, 1902, resident of New York City. Was a writer, editor, house painter, and founder and activist for several anarchist organizations, including a role as spokesperson for the Industrial Workers of the World.

From the description of Sam Weiner interview [sound recording] / WKCR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) 1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 81284206

Sam Dolgoff (1902-1990), anarchist author and editor, was born Sholem Dolgopolsky in Byelorussia and emigrated with his family to the United States prior to World War I. He joined the Young Peoples Socialist League in 1917 and, as an anarchist, the Industrial Workers of the World in 1922. In 1925 he moved to Chicago where he joined the Free Society Group and later met his companion Esther Miller. Returning to New York in the 1930s, he served on the editorial board of Spanish Revolution, and wrote for and helped edit several anarcho-syndicalist publications, often using the pseudonym Sam Weiner. After World War II, he became a leading figure in the Libertarian Book Club, documented the suppression of Cuban anarchists in the years following the 1959 Cuban revolution, and wrote or edited several books, including The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939 (1974), Bakunin on Anarchy: Selected Works by the Activist-Founder of World Anarchism (1972), The Cuban Revolution: A Critical Perspective (1976), and Fragments: A Memoir (1986).

From the description of Papers, 1874-1991 (bulk 1937-1977). (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780992

Sam Dolgoff: born in Russia, 1902, resident of New York City; writer, editor, house painter, and founder and activist for several anarchist organizations, including a role as spokesperson for the Industrial Workers of the World.

Esther Dolgoff: born in Russia, 1905, resident of New York City. Was an anarchist activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

From the description of Interview of Sam and Esther Dolgoff [sound recording] / 1975. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 81306255

Sam Dolgoff (1902-1990), anarchist author and editor, was born Sholem Dolgopolsky in Byelorussia and emigrated with his family to the United States prior to World War I. He joined the Young Peoples Socialist League in 1917 and, as an anarchist, the Industrial Workers of the World in 1922. In 1925 he moved to Chicago where he joined the Free Society Group and later met his companion Esther Miller. Returning to New York in the 1930s, he served on the editorial board of Spanish Revolution, and wrote for and helped edit several anarcho-syndicalist publications, often using the pseudonym Sam Weiner. After World War II, he became a leading figure in the Libertarian Book Club, documented the suppression of Cuban anarchists in the years following the 1959 Cuban revolution, and wrote or edited several books, including The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939 (1974), Bakunin on Anarchy: Selected Works by the Activist-Founder of World Anarchism (1972), The Cuban Revolution: A Critical Perspective (1976), and Fragments: A Memoir (1986).

Bibliography

The American labor movement : a new beginning / Sam Dolgoff. Champaign, Ill. : Resurgence, 1980. 79 p.

The anarchist collectives ; workers' self-management in the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939. Introductory essay by Murray Bookchin. [1st ed. New York] Free Life Editions [1974] 192 p.

Bakunin on anarchy; selected works by the activist-founder of world anarchism. Edited, translated and with an introd. by Sam Dolgoff. Pref. by Paul Avrich. [1st ed.] New York, A. A. Knopf, 1972. 405 p.

Beware, anarchist! : a life for freedom : an autobiography / Augustin Souchy ; translated & intoduced by Theo Waldinger ; edited by Sam Dolgoff & Richard Ellington ; with an afterword by Sam Dolgoff. Chicago : Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1992. 247 p.

The Cuban revolution : a critical perspective / by Sam Dolgoff. Montreal Black Rose Books, c1976. 199 p.

Fragments : a memoir / by Sam Dolgoff. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : Refract Publications, 1986. 200 p.

The Labor Party Illusion. New York : Libertarian League, 1961. 1 v. Sam Weiner is a pseudonym of Sam Dolgoff.

The relevance of anarchism to modern society / Sam Dolgoff. 3rd rev. ed. Chicago : C.H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1989. 35 p.

From the guide to the Sam Dolgoff Papers, Bulk, 1937-1977, 1874-1991, (Bulk 1937-1977), (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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