In and Against the State: The Making and Unmaking of the Barcelona May Days (1937)

Evans, Danny (2021) In and Against the State: The Making and Unmaking of the Barcelona May Days (1937). European History Quarterly. ISSN 02656914 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

This article discusses the mobilisation and demobilisation of anarchist workers during the Barcelona May days of 1937. Using recently published and primary research, it analyses how and why these events took place. The article argues that the programmatic and organisational coherence of the uprising has traditionally been underestimated, due to a lack of historiographical attention to the activities of mid-level
anarchist activists in the CNT and the FAI. Understanding the
significance and potential of the May days is crucial to an appreciation of the dynamics of the anarchist movement during the Spanish civil war, the process of Republican state reconstruction, counterrevolutionary violence, and the revolutionary approach to the war effort.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Barcelona May days, Spanish civil war, anarchism, CNT, Julián Merino, Stalinism, FAI, Mujeres Libres
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Danny Evans
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 07:43
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 07:43
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3313

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