Thai Jones will discuss his new book More Powerful Than Dynamite about the dramatic struggle between anarchists, progressives and plutocrats in New York City in 1914.
In the year that saw the start of World War I, the United States was itself on the verge of revolution:industrial depression in the east, striking coal miners in Colorado, and increasingly tense relations with Mexico. “There was blood in the air that year,” a witness later recalled, “there truly was.”
In New York, the year had opened with bright expectations, but 1914 quickly tumbled into
disillusionment and violence. Historian and journalist Thai Jones creates a fascinating portrait of a city on the edge of chaos coming to terms with modernity.