Anarchy! by Peter Glassgold
An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth

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In Anarchy! An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, Peter Glassgold brings to the page political activist and anarchist Emma Goldman’s most radical contribution, Mother Earth, a monthly journal about social science and literature. Glassgold has compiled Mother Earth’s most provocative articles, with thematic categories ranging from "The Woman Question" to "The Social War" and features a diverse selection of writers, such as Leo Tolstoy, Margaret Sanger, Peter Kropotkin, and Alexander Berkman.

Mother Earth was published from 1906 to 1918, when birth control, the labor movement, sexual freedom, and the arts where common subjects. The supporters of the journal helped form what was the “radical left” in the United States at the turn of the century. Goldman was imprisoned and ultimately deported to her native Russia. This new edition includes the transcripts from the trial and the summations of both Alexander Berkman and Goldman.

With a new preface by the editor, this book offers historical grounding to many of our contemporary political movements, from libertarianism to the Occupy! actions. Anarchy! provides unprecedented access to Goldman’s beliefs, offering insight to the political activism that existed at the time.

About Peter Glassgold

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Author of The Angel Max and former editor at New Directions, Peter Glassgold is a noted translator (Dutch, Old English, etc) and a distinguished novelist. He lives in upstate New York.
Published November 1, 2012 by Counterpoint. 464 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In Anarchy!: An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, Peter Glassgold (author of the novel Angel Max) culls early 20th-century radical gems from the Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science an

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As Glassgold indicates when he writes, in the introduction, that Mother Earth “was an essential part of the action” and not just reporting and commentary, the writers and editors of Mother Earth were the major leftist figures of the time, a group that includes not only Goldman but other famous ac...

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