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Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, Volume One: Made for America, 1890-1901 Hardcover – Apr 17 2003

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  • Hardcover: 675 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (April 17 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520086708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520086708
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 26 x 19.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg

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"Highly recommended" --'Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries'

"This collection is an excellent overview of Goldman's early years...recommended for larger public and all academic libraries." --'Library Journal'

"A vast sourcebook of fascinating newspaper articles, letters, trial transcripts, and speeches...especially instructive in today's climate of constricted civil liberties" --Christ Dodge, 'Utne Reader'

"This book definitely shows better than any work previously published, including Goldman's own autobiography, her splendid achievement during this early decade as an emerging anarchist." --John Patten, 'Anarchist Studies'

"The end result of the documents as presented and the scholarly apparatus is material in a highly accessible form (especially for the general reader), but which nonetheless provides leads for the scholarly researcher" --Nancie Marie Robertson, 'Documentary Editing'

"The volumes expand access to materials essential to understanding American history, especially struggles over radical politics, the position of women, free speech, violence as a means of social change, government repression, and the place of the individual in American myth and culture. The [Emma Goldman Papers Project] sheds as much light on Goldman's America as on the woman herself." --'Documentary Editing'

"The sustained introduction in each volume provides an interpretive for understanding [Goldman's] life and documents. The documents themselves allow the reader to develop his or her own analysis of Goldman." --'Documentary Editing'

"Today, those worried about governmental response to terrorism, coupled with the prevalence of anti-immigrant sentiments and laws, as well as the resistance to such efforts, can find much to mull over in these two volumes. ... The documents speak to important questions of our own times. The American reading public can be grateful to Falk and her collaborators." --'Documentary Editing'