The Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman (1869-1940), Russian emigrant and activist, was one of the most famous anarchists of her day. An advocate for labor unions and women’s equality, Goldman worked diligently throughout her life lecturing, writing, and challenging American politics in her journal, Mother Earth.
students and researchers can access a website containing letters, essays,
speeches, government files and newspaper clippings related to Emma Goldman’s
life. The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE, under the direction of
Candace Falk and offered through the
Rich primary sources include selections from Goldman’s writings: Anarchism and Other Essays (1910), My Disillusionment in Russia (1923), and Living My Life (1931). Letters and telegrams scanned from the originals come to life as readers view correspondence exchanged between Goldman, Theodore Dreiser and Upton Sinclair, among others.
Related Links and resources are particularly helpful and are organized under topics such as “Social Politics and Labor Activism,” and “Women’s Studies/Feminist Theory.”
Other Goldman-related sites are also cross referenced, along with newsletters related to the website.
Teachers will find the site especially helpful as it provides a curriculum for Middle and High School Students to examine issues related to immigration, freedom of speech, women’s rights and anti-militarism. In addition, the site includes selections from a traveling exhibition for the public which includes documents and historical photographs.
The Emma Goldman Papers Project is a valuable resource for anyone studying female activism, radical politics and the labor movement.
Dr. Diane Vecchio
holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and specializes in American social
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