Revolt (New York City). Vol. 1 No. 8. March 11, 1916.

Revolt (New York City). Vol. 1 No. 8. March 11, 1916.

Contents: We Should Worry! by Luke North, The Pest of Politics by W. S. Valkenburgh, Free Speech for Radicals by L.D. Abbott, Give us anything but Chloroform by Wm. C. Owen, Editorials, The Days Grow Hot Oh, Babylon! by Ferdinand Freilgrath, Potpourri, Commune Festival, Rockefeller and Son or The Great Democracy by Irving Davis, Toward Revolution by Margaret C. Andrews.

There have been several radical papers titled ‘Revolt’ in U.S. history. This short-lived paper, ‘the stormy petrel of the labor movement’, was edited in New York City by Czech-born anarchist Hippolyte Havel. Havel arrived in the U.S. around 1900, staying at the Isak home, publishers of ‘The Firebrand’ and ‘Free Society’ before settling in Chicago. Arrested with Emma Goldman and other anarchists after Leon Czolgosz’s 1901 assassination of President William McKinley, he worked as a radical journalist for the Chicago Arbeiter-Zeitung before becoming a legendary fixture of New York City’s bohemian Greenwich Village. After writing for Goldman and Alexander Berkman’s ‘Mother Earth,’ Havel began ‘Revolt’ at the same time as Berkman began his ‘Blast’ in San Francisco. Both lasted less than a year, Havel’s weekly only survived seven issues from January to March, 1916 before The U.S. Post Office deemed all issues ‘unmailable’ and publication ceased. Eugene O’Neill based the ‘The Iceman Cometh’ character Hugo Kalmar on Havel.

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