Emma Goldman

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Emma Goldman (born Lithuania on June 27, 1869, died 1940) An emigrant to the United States known for her radical anarchist writing and speeches, she was deported to Russia in 1919 and spent a number of years in Britain, where she wrote her autobiography and other works.

In New York city she met and lived with Alexander Berkman, along with whom she was a major leader of the anarchist movement in the United States at the time. Her defence of Berkman's attempted assasination of Henry Clay Frick made her highly unpopular with the authorities.

This, combined with her distribution of birth control literature and her and Berkman's opposition to conscription lead to their eventual deportation to Russia.

see: The Emma Goldman Papers (DL SunSITE)