Rosa Luxemburg

Dana Mills

Rosa Luxemburg

Dana Mills

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224 pages | 30 halftones | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781789143270 Will Publish October 2020 For sale in North and South America only
As an economist and political theorist, Rosa Luxemburg created a body of work that still resonates powerfully today. Born in Poland in 1871, she became a revolutionary leader in Berlin, publishing works including Reform or Revolution and The Accumulation of Capital. In this account of Luxemburg’s short yet extraordinary life, Dana Mills examines Luxemburg’s writings, including her own correspondence, to reveal a woman who was fierce in professional battles and loving in personal relationships. What is her legacy today, a hundred years after her assassination in Berlin in 1919 at the age of forty-seven? Luxemburg’s emphasis on humanity and equality and her insistence on revolution give coherence, as this compelling biography illustrates, to a fraught life story and to her colossal economic and political legacy.
Review Quotes
Kate Evans, author of "Red Rosa"
"Vibrant, meticulous, and well-reasoned—at last we have, with Mills’s new book, an English-language biography of Rosa Luxemburg which does credit to the life and work of its subject, one of the greatest economic and political minds of the twentieth century."
Peter Hudis, professor of philosophy and humanities, Oakland Community College, general editor of "The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg"
"Mills’s Rosa Luxemburg provides an impressive overview of Luxemburg’s life and work from a feminist standpoint—a task made newly relevant by the emergence of a new generation of activists and theorists in today’s movements for social justice and against racism, sexism, and imperialism."
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