Professor Ernesto Longa Wins New Mexico Book Award

Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955): An Annotated GuideLaw Library Professor Ernesto Longa has won an award for his most recent book, Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955): An Annotated Guide. (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009). The book was named Best Reference Book for 2010 by the New Mexico Book Coop.

The purpose of the New Mexico Book Awards is to honor great books from New Mexico and the Southwest. The best of Southwestern literature was judged by a distinguished panel of scholars and librarians.

Longa's volume highlights the articles, reports, manifestos and creative works of anarchists and left libertarians who were dedicated to propagandizing against authoritarianism, sham democracy, wage and sex slavery and race prejudice. Special attention is given to highlighting the scope of anarchist involvement in combating obscenity and labor laws that abridged the right to freely circulate reform papers through the mails, speak on street corners and assemble in union halls.

December 1, 2010