|Works by Goldman and Contemporary Editions of Primary Sources|
|Autobiographies of Goldman Contemporaries|
|Biographies of Goldman Contemporaries|
WORKS BY GOLDMAN and
CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS OF PRIMARY SOURCES
Goldman's thousand-page autobiography, the best overview of her early life and political involvement in the United States, covers her life to her deportation in 1919 to Soviet Russia and her exile in Europe and Canada. Indexed for easy reference.
A collection of Goldman's earliest essays that includes her discussion of the theory and practice of anarchism, plus "Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty," "The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation," and "The Drama: A Powerful Disseminator of Radical Thought"--all written in Goldman's own forthright style.
This compelling 250-page book recounts Goldman's experiences in Soviet Russia in 1920-21 and is especially timely for the advanced high school student of history. Includes Goldman's analysis of the Russian Revolution and the Bolsheviks' suppression of free speech and especially the organizing activities of the anarchists.
Demonstrates Goldman's belief in the transformational power of modern drama, focusing on Scandinavian, German, French, English, Irish, and Russian playwrights such as Ibsen, Strindberg, Hauptmann, Shaw, and Chekhov.
A moving collection of letters between lifelong friends and comrades written in middle and old age after they were expelled from the United States. The book is arranged in chapters under subjects such as "Communism and the Intellectuals," "Anarchism and Violence," and "Women and Men." An introduction, autobiographical fragment, and chronology complement these letters for the advanced high school reader.
An important collection of Goldman's essays and speeches drawn from the entire span of her career, arranged in four sections, "Organization of Society," "Social Institutions," "Violence," and "Two Revolutions and a Summary."
Approximately 300-page biography of Goldman suitable for the advanced high school reader. Chronicles Goldman's entire life with a focus on her contribution to the movement for free speech. All editions include illustrations and photographs of Goldman and her comrades .
Complete biography of Goldman with an emphasis on the connection between her public vision and the realities of her private intimate life. A good way for the student to find many of the issues of love, jealousy, and women's struggle for independence mirrored and then brought out of the personal into the political realm, thus fostering an engagement with history.
AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF GOLDMAN CONTEMPORARIES
This 270-page autobiography by the editor of the magazine, the Little Review, is appropriate for junior or senior high school students. Anderson's impressions of Emma Goldman are documented in the chapter, "The Little Review," and many pictures of their contemporaries accompany the text.
This 350-page autobiography by the famous Industrial Workers of the World agitator and free speech fighter is suitable for high school students and includes photographs and reproductions of original documents. It covers the period from Flynn's childhood to her battles in the Sacco and Vanzetti case during the 1920s.
Five hundred pages of advanced high school reading about this birth control pioneer's life from her New York childhood through her tours of Russia, Europe, and finally India in 1936. Sanger's impressions of Goldman are documented in the chapter, "Hear Me for My Cause."
BIOGRAPHIES OF GOLDMAN CONTEMPORARIES
Chapter 3, "Emma Goldman and the Scourge of the Infidel," is a fascinating analysis of Hoover's attitude toward the radicals of the World War I era. A good reference for high school students and teachers.
This historical novel about one immigrant's assimilation and success on New York's Lower East Side paints a vivid picture of the garment district, the sweat shops, and the rise of the unions. Five hundred thirty pages of easy high school reading.
This novel about a boy growing to manhood on the Lower East Side of New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is largely autobiographical and captures the flavor of that time and place. Gold was the leading literary figure in the American Communist party when he wrote this novel, and one of the few Communists who remained on good terms with Goldman despite the issues on which they disagreed.
Characteristic of an O'Neill play, at issue in The Iceman Cometh are broad philosophical questions. Advanced high school students will profit from this study of human frailty and self-deception, which includes discussions of socialism and anarchism and features an off-stage character based on Emma Goldman.
Although largely ignored during Thoreau's own lifetime, "Civil Disobedience" has become highly regarded in the literature of American political protest. Written after Thoreau's arrest and overnight stay in jail for refusing to pay his taxes in protest of governmental support of slavery, Thoreau advocated individual disobedience of civil laws when in conflict with moral law and conscience. Thoreau's articulate argument has been cited by many political activists since Goldman's time, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi.
Representative of Thoreau's attempts to link life experiences with art and literature, Walden was inspired by Thoreau's two years of living a simple existence in the nature surrounding Walden pond. A critique of America's materialistic society and a reflection on life, spirituality, and nature, Walden is ultimately a meditation on democracy, and in praise of individuals motivated by their own principles, not those dictated by urban industrial society. Accessible for high school students.
A landmark in the history of American literature, this collection of poems has been a favorite of many generations of free thinkers, including Emma Goldman's, for its exaltation of individual freedom and sexual fulfillment, the spiritual power of nature, and for its reflection of the dignity of the common person. Praised by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that American has yet contributed," students should read Whitman's poetry to understand its contributions to literature and history.
This short drama is ideal for classroom role playing. Use it in its entirety, or focus on Act I, Scene 2: "The Family"; or Act II, Scene 14: "Emma and Reporters."
Excellent high school supplement to American history. The chapter, "Rebels and Artists," meticulously describes the events of an anarchist classroom and includes examples of literary and artistic works produced by students of these classrooms.
This collection of documents, with a long introduction by the editor, presents the debate over America's growing role in world affairs that culminated in involvement in World War I. Featured are the differences between Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, pacifists, radicals, and others over the direction of U.S. policy. Well represented is the prominent part played by women--including Jane Addams, Crystal Eastman, Alice Hamilton, and Lillian Wald--in the peace movement of the period.
Founder and president of the American Railway Union, Eugene Debs was a bold and powerful speaker and organizer, and a four-time socialist contender for the U.S. presidency, beginning in 1900. For his unrelenting political activities against big business and as an outspoken opponent of World War I, he spent several stints in jail. His famous 1918 antiwar speech to the Ohio Socialist Party convention in Canton, Ohio, which landed him in jail for violation of the Espionage Act, appears in this volume along with other speeches representative of his socialist perspective. Compelling primary source material for the high school student in search of a deeper understanding of the differing political viewpoints of Goldman's time.
A comprehensive history of the IWW, which tried to organize workers into one large industrial union, in its heyday from its founding in 1905 through World War I. Goldman counted many of its leaders among her friends and lent her support to many of its activities.
Excellent compilation of primary source material that includes a biographical introduction to each participant and timelines to guide the reader. IWW comrades such as Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, John Panzner, C. E. Payne, Ed Nolan, and others tell their side of the free speech fights the Wobblies waged in various cities: Missoula 1909, Spokane 1910, Fresno and San Diego 1911-12, the Dakotas 1912-14, Kansas City 1914, and Everett, Washington, 1916. High school history classes may be interested in discovering events in their own city.
This educational interactive software program is designed to be fun for middle and high school students, identifying the boundaries and issues of freedom of expression and censorship most likely to be of concern to the student population: student journalism, campus-organizing, race relations, music, religion, and fashion. Video animation is effectively combined with music, graphics, and text in a menu-driven Macintosh Hypercard software program (requiring HyperCard 2.1, System 6.05 or greater, and a MacPlus or equivalent computer). The "Profiles" menu features eleven contemporary and historical figures significant to the establishment of First Amendment rights, including Emma Goldman, the Iroquois Confederacy, Dolores Huerta, Malcolm X, Robert Mapplethorpe, and 2 Live Crew. Highly recommended. Available free of cost to students, teachers, parents, and educators from the Northern California ACLU, 1663 Mission Street, Suite 460, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Approximately 200 pages of visually appealing text, documents, photographs, and political cartoons about the rise of the unions for the advanced junior high or high school student. Includes a glossary of labor terms, bibliography, and index.
Orwell, the English journalist and novelist, went to report on the Spanish civil war but ended up joining the fight against the Fascists. His account of his experiences and of the bitter divisions within the Republican ranks exposed the destructiveness of the Soviet-supported Spanish Communist party. This observation of what appeared to him totalitarianism in practice and his abhorrence of it was reflected in his later novels, Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Although not formally part of the curriculum, Goldman's last years were devoted to the cause of the Spanish anarchists in the Spanish civil war.
The definitive study of the tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City that resulted in the deaths of 146 workers, most of them young women. Appropriate for high school students.
This study unit for grades 9-12 includes teacher background materials, three lesson plans--"The Law," "The Case against the Reds," and "The Courage of Their Convictions"--and student handouts of original documents on this dramatic event in modern American history.
An excellent account of the varying experiences of Jewish women in America, from the first small Sephardic migration through the Reform movement that flourished among the early German immigrants, to the later mass immigration of Eastern European Jews in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and accompanying union and Bund activity. Henrietta Szold, Emma Lazarus, Rose Schneiderman, and others appear in this rich history of women presented through biography, memoirs, and oral history.
This book for the advanced high school reader examines the experiences of young Jewish immigrant women in the garment industry, showing the contrast between their lives in the small, tradition-bound Jewish towns of Eastern Europe (the shtetls) and the greater degree of independence they experienced through the world of work, trade unions, and leisure in the United States.
This comprehensive sampling of documents and articles in the field of American women's history provides a theoretical framework for examining how reproduction, economics, politics, and changing ideologies have interacted since the colonial period.
A history of working women from colonial times to the present suitable for advanced high school students. Goldman is mentioned in relation to women's persistent attempts to achieve both sexual and economic independence.
A collection of important documents tracking the women's movement in the United States from the 1830s through its resurgence in the 1970s. Included are speeches, reports, supportive and critical newspaper accounts, court trials, manifestos, and first-person accounts.
This booklet is one in a series of four that narrate women's lives and accomplishments during particular periods of American history. Written for the secondary level student, the resource contains inquiry questions and activities and includes a chapter on women's contributions to arts and letters.
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