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Call Number:

HX843.7.G65 E43 1990

The Emma Goldman papers : a microfilm edition / edited by Candace Falk, Ronald J. Zboray and Daniel Cornford.   

Alexandria, Va. : Chadwyck-Healey



Subject Category:

History US, History World, Labor, Social Conditions, Women's Studies

Collection Dates:

01/01/1884 - 05/31/1942


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This 69 reel collection features the story of Emma Goldman's life. Emma Goldman came out of a unique and expressive subculture that flourished in America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The participants include some of the nation's most creative and iconoclastic artists, writers, and intellectuals, most of them libertarians, some of them revolutionaries. The philosophies that brought them together was their rejection of the burgeois culture and politics and their embrace of such causes as the labor movement, sexual and reproductive freedom, feminism, atheism, anarchism, and socialism. During her lifetime, Emma was denounced for godlessness, de bauchery, free thinking, subversion, and for exposing people through her writings and speeches of radical and unconventional ideas. She was deported to Russia and gives us a glimpse through her papers about the promise of the Russian revolution to American radicals and their subsequent disillusionment with its betrayal. Her exile also brought her into the Spanish civil war and still another chapter in the turbulent history of radicalism in the twentieth century.

Finding Aids:

Emma Goldman : a guide to her life and documentary sources (MICRO HX 843.7.G65 E43 1995 Guide). This guide includes a chronology of Emma's life, reel list, and indexes of writings including drafts, publications, speeches, and newspaper and periodical articles. Government documents are listed by name, title and subject.

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