Lucy Parsons


by Ashbaugh, Carolyn

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by Ashbaugh, Carolyn | Language
Published 19/04/2012 by Turnaround Distribution (N/A) as part of the Semina series
Paperback | 288 pages

A woman ahead of her time, Lucy Parsons was an early American radical who defied all the conventions of her turbulent era. Born in 1853 in Texas, she was an outspoken black woman, radical writer and labour organiser. Parsons led the defence campaign for the Haymarket martyrs,’ which included her husband Albert Parsons and remained active in the struggles of the oppressed throughout her life.

This is the unique and inspiring story of a woman described in the 1920s by the Chicago police as ‘more dangerous than a thousand rioters’.’