New York: Morrison I. Swift Press, 1906. First edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original gilt-lettered cloth; 270pp. Foxing to endpapers, else a very attractive, bright copy with just a trace of wear.
A headlong and somewhat disjointed attack on capitalism, particularly on its baneful influence on women and moral institutions, especially marriage. Swift uses "race" in the most generic sense, and generally argues that all modern races have been equally degraded. He advocates total abolition of private property, to be achieved by means of general strike among clear-thinking individuals of all classes and races. So filled with invective that Emma Goldman wrote, in her review of the book in Mother Earth, "...the author has not salted the potatoes, but rather potatoed the salt." Swift, an anarchist and disciple of Pierre Kropotkin, wrote one Rideout-listed work of fiction, The Monarch Billionaire (1903).