Emma Goldman: Another Point of View
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This paper examines how the roots of many of the beliefs, which fostered Emma Goldman's adoption of anarchism and desire to help the working class, were the teachings of her Jewish parents. It looks at how not only she opposed government, but how she believed that all forms of organizations, including that of religions, were frosted with a need to control individuals and was, therefore, detrimental to their freedom and rights to have an abundant life.
From the Paper:"In 1886, when Goldman immigrated to America, she was a young woman of 16 or 17. The following year, in 1887, she learned of the Chicago Haymarket massacre and trial. This knowledge affected her in a way that ignited the anarchic course her life then took. Not until she heard the history of the massacre and the trial from the lips of another young woman, Johanna Greie, was her passions aroused to such a degree as to invoke her into action. Goldman first heard Grie at a meeting of German Socialists in Rochester. Grier spoke to the group about the events that led up to the Haymarket incident--how it was a peaceful meeting of organized workers until the police attacked the workers. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Drinnon, Richard. The Life of Emma Goldman, 29, Nikolai Chernyskevshy's What Is To Be Done? (1863)
- Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays, *(1910, New York, Dover Publications, 1969), 50, 62.
- Falk, Candace, et al, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, Vol. I - Made for America, 1890-1891. Berkeley: U of California P, 2003. ISBN 0520086708
- Falk, Candace, et al. Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, Vol. 2 - Making Speech Free, 1902-1909. Berkeley: U of California P, 2004. ISBN 0520220086708
- Goldman, Emma. Living My Life, page 207, New York: A.A. Knopf, 1931. ISBN 0486225437
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