Emma Goldman


Born
in Kaunas, Lithuania
June 27, 1869

Died
May 14, 1940

Genre

Influences


Emma Goldman was a feminist anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the burgeoning anarchist movement.Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair, Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands.

She and anarchist writer Alexander Berkman, her lover and lifelong friend, planned to assassinate Henry Clay Frick as an act of prop
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Anarchism and Other Essays

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Living My Life

4.30 avg rating — 1,284 ratings — published 1931 — 32 editions
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Living My Life, Vol. 1

4.35 avg rating — 614 ratings — published 1931 — 12 editions
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Living My Life, Vol. 2

4.30 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 1931 — 11 editions
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Red Emma Speaks

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Marriage and Love

4.01 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1910 — 22 editions
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Dans Edemeyeceksem Bu Benim...

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My Disillusionment in Russia

4.07 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 1970 — 25 editions
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Anarchism - What it Really ...

3.92 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1911 — 13 editions
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The Traffic in Women and Ot...

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“If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.”
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