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Dubbed "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists" by the tabloids of the time, Emma Goldman, noted iconoclast and social revolutionary, was one of the most controversial and interesting women in American for over four decades. During her time in the U.S., this Russian emigrant who came to the country in 1885, spoke in defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech. This website is designed to complement the American Experience documentary on her life and times and contains a number of features that present additional information about her various passions and crusades. At the site visitors can learn about the film, read a transcript of the program, and access valuable primary sources about Goldman's life. Some of these sources include her own writings, interviews with Goldman, and the complete text of the February 1915 issue of Mother Earth, Goldman's own magazine. The site is rounded out by a great interactive map that lets visitors tour around the country with Goldman as she embarks on her 18-state lecture tour of 1911.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-04-30
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