Selected Writings

Edited by Philip Foner

Introduction by Angela Davis

Foreword by Rosalyn Baxandall

Haymarket Books (February 2015, world English rights)

Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781608463909 • US $18 • 8 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in • 206 pgs.


Essays and speeches from 1889-1933, long unavailable in the U.S., on women’s equality, labor, peace, socialism. In her writings, Zetkin describes the political process that ultimately allowed for “socialized reproduction” — namely the establishment by the Soviet Revolutionary government of communal kitchens, laundries and child care facilities.


Clara Zetkin was a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women’s rights. In 1911, she organized the first International Women’s Day.

Philip S. Foner was one of the most prominent Marxist historians in the United States. A prolific author and editor, he tirelessly documented the lives of workers, African Americans, and political radicals. Shut out of academic employment for a quarter century because of his political affiliations, he nonetheless helped lay the basis for the explosion of scholarship in labor and black history during the past two decades.

Angela Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. Davis was politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Davis was a political prisoner and is now a world-renowned scholar and author of Are Prisons Necessary?

Rosalyn Baxandall (1939–2015) was a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Old Westbury and taught at the Bard Prison Project and CUNY Labor School. Baxandall authored Words on Fire, the Life and Writing of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987), co-authored Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened, (New York: Basic Books, 2000), and co-edited of America’s Working Women, An Anthology of Women’s Work, 1620–1970, (New York: W.W. Norton and Co, 1995) and Dear Sisters, Dispatches From Women Liberation (New York: Basic Books, 2000). She also wrote numerous articles, book reviews, on day care, working women, sexuality, reproductive rights and class, race and gender in suburbia.

Baxandall wrote several autobiographical articles about her women’s liberation experience in the Feminist Memoir Project, Voices from Women’s Liberation (Crown, 1998, and updated 2007, Rutgers University Press) and Red Diapers: Growing Up in the Communist Left (University of Illinois Press, 1998).

Baxandall was one of the foremothers of the women’s liberation movement in the late l960s, helped found several day care centers and was on the Mayor’s Task Force on Day Care. She was active in Red Stockings, WITCH (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell), No More Nice Girls, CARASA (Coalition for Abortion and Against Sterilization Abuse), and History in Action.


Black Panthers Speak

Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

The Letters of Joe Hill (Introduction by Tom Morello)

Women and the American Labor Movement


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