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Why? A Bulletin of Free Inquiry (and later, An Anarchist Bulletin) - 29 Issues, 1942 - 1947
New York: Why?, 1942-1947. First edition. Paperback. Good +. [Anarchism] Young, William, ed. Why? A Bulletin of Free Inquiry (and later, An Anarchist Bulletin). New York, Why?, 29 scattered issues ranging from 1942 – 1947. Wraps, folio sheets folded but not bound, ranging in size from 7 3/8 by 9-inches to 7 1/2 by 10-inches, 8 to 16 pp. each. Included are: the premier issue, Vol. 1 No. 1, April 1942; Vol. 1 No. 7, November-December 1942; Vol. II No. 1, May 1943; Vol. II No. 4, September 1943; Vol. II No. 5, November-December 1943; Vol. II No. 7, March 1944; Vol. III No. 1, April-May 1944; Vol. III No. 2, June-July 1944; Vol. III No. 3, August 1944; Vol. III No. 4, September-October 1944; Vol. III No. 5, November 1944; Vol. IV No. 1, March-April 1945; Vol. IV No. 2, May 1945; Vol. IV No. 4, July-August 1945; Vol. IV No. 5, September 1945; Vol. IV No. 6, October-November 1945; Vol. IV No. 8, January-February 1946; Vol. IV No. 9, March 1946; Vol. 5 No. 1, April 1946; Vol. 5 No. 2, May-June 1946; Vol. 5 No. 3, July 1946; Vol. 5 No. 4, August-September 1946; Vol. 5 No. 5, October 1946; Vol. 5 No. 6, November 1946; Vol. 5 No. 7, December 1946; Vol. 5 No. 8, January 1947; Vol. 5 No. 9, February 1947; Vol. 5 No. 10, march 1947; and Vol. 5 No. 11, April 1947, the final issue before changing the publication’s name to Resistance (New York, 1947—1954). Light cover wear and creasing to most volumes, a few tiny holes here and there, with the following defects: The outer sheet (front and back covers) are separated on Vol. 1 No. 1 with a 3/4-inch closed tear on the bottom edge of the whole issue; the outer sheet has a two-inch split at the head of the fold on Vol. 2 No. 4; the outer sheets of Vols. 2 Nos. 5 and 7 are almost completely separated at the fold; there is a 3/8-inch hole in the cover of Vol. IV No. 5 (lower margin); and Vol. 5 No. 11, printed on a heavier pulp paper than the rest, is heavily yellowed. A few issues have a light folding crease down the center of the publication. A broken run of William Young’s anarchist journal with articles on Conscription and American Fascism, the November 11th Martyrs, Thomas Paine: Revolutionist, Famine in India, the Paris Commune, Josiah Warren: Peaceful Revolutionist, Emma Goldman, The Cesspool of Law, Sacco and Vanzetti: Two Anarchists, God or Freedom, Proudhon: A Prophet for Our Time, the Haymarket Affair, Echoes of May Day, Decentralization, Anarchist Concepts: Philosophy in Practice, Behind the N.Y. Dock Strike, the Hopi Indians, Anarchist Federations, To the Rank and File of the I.W.W., Anarchism and Sports, the I.W.W. Convention, Abortion – Whose Crime?, May Day Demands, Open the Jails!, Work and Human Nature, Blood at the Root—Racist Violence Rises, the Abolition of the State, Scientists Should be Human, Shaw on Prisons, America’s Peons: An Eyewitness Account, Militarism is the Issue, the Housewife as Proletarian, Draft Cards Burned, Kafka’s Community, Comics and Consequences, Blueprint for the American Century, a poem by Carl Sandburg (“I Am the People, the Mob”), etc. Authors include Peter Kropotkin, George Woodcock, Max Sartin, Lead Line, Eddie Shaw, Frederick Lohr, A.D. Adams, Jackson Mac Low, Charles Storm, William Young, Elisée Reclus, Russell Newton Roman, Frank Leech, Paul Goodman, Ammon A. Hennacy, J. Sorel, Michael Grieg, Frank Lanham, S. Stein, Jules Scarceriaux, Holly Cantine (see Retort), and many more (several of which are only identified by initials). (Goldwater 295)
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