Emma Goldman: “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For”

(1910)

From 1893 to 1917, Emma Goldman delivered numerous and controversial lectures regarding anarchism, women’s rights, patriotism, and labor conditions. In addition to her efforts on the lecture circuit, in 1906 Goldman established the anarchist journal Mother Earth, which she edited in New York City’s bohemian center of Greenwich Village. In 1910 several of Goldman’s Mother Earth pieces were collected in the anthology Anarchism and Other Essays.

The piece “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For” is an excellent example of Goldman’s writing regarding the philosophical roots...

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Emma Goldman (Library of Congress)

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