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The Resource Emma Goldman and the American left : "Nowhere at home", Marian J. Morton

Emma Goldman and the American left : "Nowhere at home", Marian J. Morton

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Emma Goldman and the American left : "Nowhere at home"
Title
Emma Goldman and the American left
Title remainder
"Nowhere at home"
Statement of responsibility
Marian J. Morton
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Language
eng
Summary
Emma Goldman (1869-1940), anarchist, feminist, and social reformer, continues to fascinate to this day, both because of her pioneering activism and the force of her remarkable personality. She first became interested in politics in the revolutionary circles of late-nineteenth century St. Petersburg. Then, on emigration to the United States, this daughter of a poor, Russian-Jewish family threw herself into political agitation on behalf of a host of radical causes, from free love to birth control to anarchism. At a time when women only rarely participated in public life, she was a highly visible exception, drawing crowds - and the attention of the police - wherever she went. In addition to her political activities, she played an important role in introducing the most advanced European thought and literature to an American public. Jailed for agitating against American entry into World War I, she was deported to the newly-born Soviet Union in 1919. There, she worked on behalf of the Bolshevik government, but soon became disillusioned with the Soviet state, which she came to see as a nascent tyranny. Fleeing that country, she spent the rest of her life wandering, a permanent exile "nowhere at home." During Goldman's later life, and especially after her death, her reputation went into a temporary eclipse. As the social upheavals of the earlier part of the century faded from memory and as the anarchist movement declined, she came to seem a colorful but irrelevant figure of an increasingly distant past. With the onset of a new wave of political discontent in the 1960s, however, Goldman was once again a subject of scholarly and popular interest. Her writings were reissued; her image was often displayed on wall posters and picket signs; her name and example were frequently invoked by the activists of the period. Indeed, for the feminists and radicals of the 1960s and 70s, Emma Goldman achieved the status of an icon, the very symbol of personal and political liberation. Marian Morton's important new biography provides a fresh perspective on Goldman's life and work, one that synthesizes much previous scholarship. In a judicious, clear-eyed narrative, Professor Morton not only places Goldman in historical context; but also explores the complex, mercurial, often contradictory personality that lay behind the public figure. The result is a balanced and insightful political biography of one of the most fascinating and influential women of the twentieth century
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1937-
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Morton, Marian J.
Dewey number
  • 335/.83/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX843.7.G65
LC item number
M67 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1869-1940
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  • Goldman, Emma
  • Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Series statement
Twayne's twentieth-century American biography series
Series volume
no. 14
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  • Goldman, Emma
  • Goldman, Emma
  • Goldman, Emma
  • Goldman, Emma
  • Anarchists
  • Anarchists
  • United States
  • Biografie
Label
Emma Goldman and the American left : "Nowhere at home", Marian J. Morton
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805777949.pdf
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-178) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Jewish Roots: Russian Radicalism, 1869-1885 -- 2. A Stranger in the Land: The Immigrant Left, 1886-1901 -- 3. Exile among the Immigrants: Radicalizing Americans, 1901-1912 -- 4. "The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation": Radicalizing Women, 1910-1916 -- 5. Enemy of the State: The Repression of the Left, 1916-1919 -- 6. Disillusionment with Russia: Rethinking the Revolution, 1917-1928 -- 7. Nowhere at Home: Nowhere the Revolution, 1929-1940
Control code
ocm26401639
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 183 pages
Isbn
9780805777956
Lccn
92031335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26401639
  • (OCoLC)26401639
Label
Emma Goldman and the American left : "Nowhere at home", Marian J. Morton
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780805777949.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Jewish Roots: Russian Radicalism, 1869-1885 -- 2. A Stranger in the Land: The Immigrant Left, 1886-1901 -- 3. Exile among the Immigrants: Radicalizing Americans, 1901-1912 -- 4. "The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation": Radicalizing Women, 1910-1916 -- 5. Enemy of the State: The Repression of the Left, 1916-1919 -- 6. Disillusionment with Russia: Rethinking the Revolution, 1917-1928 -- 7. Nowhere at Home: Nowhere the Revolution, 1929-1940
Control code
ocm26401639
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 183 pages
Isbn
9780805777956
Lccn
92031335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26401639
  • (OCoLC)26401639

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