Corvus Editions: ANARCHISMS

The three pamphlets in the ANARCHISMS series became the core of Anarchist Beginnings, an attempt to gather introductory texts regarding anarchism in a variety of genres.


“The ANARCHISMS series is an attempt to collect a wide range of personal statements and introductory accounts regarding anarchism. They are presented without regard to tendency and without editorial comment. No reader is likely to find everything collected to their taste, but most readers will be likely to encounter some new perspectives.”


  • Elisée Reclus, “An Anarchist on Anarchy” 1
  • Voltairine de Cleyre, “Why I am an Anarchist” 14
  • Dyer D. Lum, “On Anarchy” 25
  • Elbert Hubbard, “The Better Part” 35
  • E. Armand, “Little Manual of the Individualist Anarchist” 39
  • London Anarchist Communist Alliance, “An Anarchist Manifesto” 43



  • Louise Michel, “Why I am an Anarchist” 1
  • Louise Michel, “Why we are Anarchists” 3
  • Calvin Blanchard, “A Crisis Chapter on Government” 5
  • Edward Carpenter, “Non-Governmental Society” 10
  • David A. Andrade, “What is Anarchy?” 25
  • Joseph Labadie, “Anarchism: What it is and What it is Not” 34
  • Emma Goldman, “Anarchism: What it Really Stands For” 37
  • Victor Yarros, “Anarchism: What it is, and What it is Not” 47



  • Lucy Parsons, “I am an Anarchist” 1
  • Eliphalet Kimball, “Law, Commerce, and Religion” 5
  • Joseph Lane, “An Anti-Statist Communist Manifesto” 8
  • Benjamin R. Tucker, “Why I am an Anarchist” 24
  • Han Ryner, “Mini-Manual of Individualism” 27



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