Ezra Heywood : American Anarchist, Abolitionist, and Feminist

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(1829 - 1893)

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Ezra Heywood was born in 1829. He was an anarchist, slavery abolitionist, and feminist. He developed an individual anarchist philosophy that was fundamental in printing the Free Love magazine, The Word.

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"Government is only a scaffolding to build man; a temporary convenience, to secure order and justice, to vanish as we ascend into unison with ideas; the garment society wears to be refitted for larger life, or left behind for the next arrival in the cradle. The elements of growth and original sovereignty forever inhere in the people, and no government can be perpetual, any more than a coat can be perpetual."

From : "The War Method of Peace," by Ezra Heywood, 1863

"As yet, barbarism inspires the methods, and is the leading star of civilization. We have not ascended to the realm of ideas..."

From : "The War Method of Peace," by Ezra Heywood, 1863

"This savagery of materialism, the scent of blood rousing ferocious instincts, obtrudes the age of the brute into the age of man. Democratic freedom has not yet cuts its wisdom teeth..."

From : "The War Method of Peace," by Ezra Heywood, 1863

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About Ezra Heywood

Ezra Heywood was born in 1829. He was an anarchist, slavery abolitionist, and feminist. He developed an individual anarchist philosophy that was fundamental in printing the Free Love magazine, The Word. In 1872, Heywood published the first issue of the magazine that would go on to print the works of influential anarchists such as Josiah Warren, William B. Greene, and Benjamin Tucker. In 1878, Heywood was convicted of violating the 1873 Comstock Act, which forbade the printing of "obscene material" like ideas of free love and anarchy, and was sentenced to two years' hard labor. Due to massive protests by free speech advocates, Heywood was pardoned, and continued to print The Word even though he was arrested four more times before his death in 1893.

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This person has authored 1 documents, with 15,304 words or 92,821 characters.

Anarchism : Anarchist and Anti-Authoritarianism -- 1873 ~ (15,304 Words / 92,821 Characters)
Uncivil Liberty: An Essay to Show the Injustice and Impolicy of Ruling Woman Without Her Consent (1873) by Ezra H. Heywood With an Introduction by James J. Martin Introduction In reissuing this famous but long-neglected work for the first time in over a century, it is not intended that it furnish a pretext to leap into the complex controversy concerning "women's rights" which has become increasingly intensified in the last fifteen years. The object is rather to bring attention to an undeservedly obscured figure in American intellectual and ideological history, first of all, and to put on the contemporary record one of the overlooked phases of the struggle to achieve equality before the law, especially, for women in... (From : crispinsartwell.com.)

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September 29, 1829 :
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May 22, 1893 :
Death Day.

November 15, 2016 ; 5:22:45 PM (America/Los_Angeles) :
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March 13, 2018 ; 4:41:02 PM (America/Los_Angeles) :
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