Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1912. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This is a reading copy. This book is in Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and spots of fraying. The covers have noticeable toning, especially to the spine. The rear spine joint has torn and been repaired. The text pages are generally clean, but with spotting and foxing and noticeable ground-in dirt and toning to the edges of the text block. The front endpaper has been removed. "Alexander Berkman (November 21, 1870 – June 28, 1936) was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century, famous for both his political activism and his writing. 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 was the one-time lover and lifelong friend of anarchist Emma Goldman. In 1892, undertaking an act of propaganda of the deed, Berkman made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate businessman Henry Clay Frick, for which he served 14 years in prison. His experience in prison was the basis for his first book, Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. After his release from prison, Berkman served as editor of Goldman's anarchist journal, Mother Earth, and later established his own journal, The Blast." "Mother Earth was an anarchist journal that described itself as "A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature", initially edited by Emma Goldman. First edited by Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, another well-known anarchist, was the magazine's editor from 1907 to 1915. It published longer articles on a variety of anarchist topics including the labor movement, education, literature and the arts, state and government control, and women's emancipation, sexual freedom, and was an early supporter of birth control. Its subscribers and supporters formed a virtual "who's who" of the radical left in the United States in the years prior to 1920. In 1917, Mother Earth began to openly call for opposition to US entry into World War I and specifically to disobey government laws on conscription and registration for the military draft. On June 15, 1917, Congress passed the Espionage Act. The law set punishments for acts of interference in US foreign policy and espionage.". Good .
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Keywords: Social Issues Anarchists Alexander Berkman Emma Goldman Mother Earth Publishing Co. Assasination Henry Clay Frick Social Issues