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“The pages of The Blast seem to smell of black powder, or better, seem to have blown out of the eye of a social hurricane. A sense of absolute emergency pervades almost every column.” —Richard Drinnon

After serving as editor for Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth, Alexander Berkman moved to San Francisco and started his own newspaper. This historical reprint of the complete 29 iss
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by AK Press (first published 2004)
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karly
Apr 20, 2007 karly rated it liked it
"The Blast: The Complete Collection" is, as the name implies, the collection of the the newspaper alexander berkman put out during his time in san francisco during, i think, 1916 and 1917. it is relatively boring reading through all the material about san francisco legislation, but the parts about the larger workers' movement and prisoner support are quite interesting. There are lots of advertisements for balls and banquets on anarchist holidays. i wish we still had these.
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Dec 24, 2012 V rated it really liked it
This is a nice collection of primary source material for folks doing research on anarchist history. I found some interesting stuff in here for sure, but it's definitely not the kind of thing you would read cover-to-cover (unless you are a bigger nerd than me).
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Alexander Berkman (November 21, 1870 – June 28, 1936) was an anarchist known for his political activism and writing. He was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century.

Berkman was born in Vilna in the Russian Empire (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania) and emigrated to the United States in 1888. He lived in New York City, where he became involved in the anarchist movement. He
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