Across Oceans and Revolution: A Principled Life

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This fundraising campaign is for purposes of completing the writing, editing and publishing of Ann Tompkin's biography Across Oceans and Revolution: A Principled Life. Several chapters have already been written (excerpts below) based upon work funded by an earlier crowdfunding campaign completed in 2016.

Tentative Book Outline

Forward by Lincoln Cushing
Preface by Ann Tompkins
Introduction by Susan Lamont

Part One: Family History and Ann's Life Before China (1900-1965)
Chapter One: The lives of Ann's parent's up until their marriage
Chapter Two: The lives of Ann's parents from their marriage, including buying and restoring the Wander Bird, up until Ann's birth
Chapter Three: Ann's life on the Wander Bird, including sailing around Cape Horn
Chapter Four: Ann's life in California and her growing political awareness
Chapter Five: School and marriage in the Northeast, work as a social worker and the commitment to communism
Chapter Six: The Helsinki Peace Congress in 1965

Part Two: Life in the People's Republic of China (1965-1970)
Chapter Seven: Ann's life in China as told through letters home
Chapter Eight: Writing the Dazibao
Chapter Nine: The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and Ann's reflections on it

Part Three: Return from China and Back Again (1970-1983)
Not yet divided into chapters – will include Ann's time traveling around the U.S. speaking and writing about China; creating a course on Criticism/Self-Criticism; second marriage; living and working in China again; becoming a mother.

Part Four: Back in the U.S. as a Single Mother and Activist (1983-2009)
Not yet divided into chapters - Single motherhood; time with her own mother; working life' activist life; searching for a group to work with/or to create a group.

Acknowledgement


Rewards

a 4x6 black and white photo of Ann in her early years living on the boat or in China during the Cultural Revolution as a thank you card

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One photo of China by Ann during the Cultural Revolution (4x6 ins in photo folder)

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One photo of Ann in China (photo 5x7 ins in photo folder)

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Book "Wage Labour and Capital" by Karl Marx, first edition Foreign Languages Press, printed in Peking 1978

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One package of Chinese paper cuts depicting animals and flowers in Chinese traditional folk style. Include a 4x6 color photo taken by Ann of factory women workers working on papercuts. (Limited quantity)

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One copy of photobook "Portraits from North American Indian Life" by Edward S. Curtis, published in association with the American Museum of National History by BBS Publishing Corporation, Edison NJ in 1972. Large format book. (One available only)

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One copy of "Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970" with text, songlist, and 3 CDs, published by Rhino Phonic in 2001. From Ann Tompkin's personal collection. (Collectible, one available only)

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One copy of the Year 2000 reprint of "50 South to 50 South" written by Ann's Father Warwick Tompkins, first published 1938. (Limited quantity available)

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One copy of "Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung", English, approx 4x5 ins, 311 pages, published in San Francisco, printed in Hong Kong, 1972 reprint. (Early edition, collectible, One available only)

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Cash and Violence in Laos and Vietnam by Anna Louise Strong. (One available only)

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The People's Communes in China by Anna Louise Strong

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One box set of "Songs For Political Action: Folmusic, Topical Songs, and the American Left 1926-1953" by Ronald D Cohen. (Collectible, one available only)

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Copy of "Cape Horn Passage to California" a DVD of the movie taken by Ann's father, Warwick Tompkins, of their trip around Cape Horn in 1936. (Archival footage, limited quantity available)

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One copy of the Year 2000 reprint of "50 South to 50 South", a copy of the DVD "Cape Horn Passage to California" plus one copy of "Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung".

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Autographed copy of "The First Time in History" by Anna Louise Strong. Printed 1924, Boni and Liveright Publishers, NY. Autographed August 1951. (One available only)

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Autographed copy of "China's Millions" by Anna Louise Strong. Printed 1927 New World Press, Peking, Autographed 1966. (One available only)

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Autographed copy of "When Serfs Stood Up in Tibet" by Anna Louise Strong. Printed 1965 New World Press, Peking, Autographed January 3, 1965. (One available only)

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Donors

  • Janet Goldwasser and Stu Dowty
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2019
$100.00
  • Ron Higgins
  • Donated on Jun 15, 2019
  • We can help Ann's life endeavor by celebrating her in helping fund her writings.

$150.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 12, 2019
$50.00
Mar 30

Ann's Passing

Update posted by Christian Stalberg at 11:20 pm

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5 donors
  • Janet Goldwasser and Stu Dowty
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2019
$100.00
  • Ron Higgins
  • Donated on Jun 15, 2019
  • We can help Ann's life endeavor by celebrating her in helping fund her writings.

$150.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 12, 2019
$50.00
$250.00
  • christian stalberg
  • Donated on Mar 30, 2019
  • I met Ann back in 1982 when we were both active in the Sonoma County Co-op, a food cooperative located in Santa Rosa. She was an amazing person and lived an incredible life. I am happy to support the writing and publication of her life's story and hope you will too.

$100.00

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