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Berkman, Alexander 1870-1936

Works: 225 works in 670 publications in 11 languages and 8,733 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Translator
Classifications: HX843.5, 335.8309748
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Prison blossoms anarchist voices from the American past by Alexander Berkman( )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1892, unrepentant anarchists Alexander Berkman, Henry Bauer, and Carl Nold were sent to the Western Pennsylvania State Penitentiary for the attempted assassination of steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick. Searching for a way to continue their radical politics and to proselytize among their fellow inmates, these men circulated messages of hope and engagement via primitive means and sympathetic prisoners. On odd bits of paper, in German and in English, they shared their thoughts and feelings in a handwritten clandestine magazine called "Prison Blossoms." This extraordinary series of essays on anarchism and revolutionary deeds, of prison portraits and narratives of homosexuality among inmates, and utopian poems and fables of a new world to come not only exposed the brutal conditions in American prisons, where punishment cells and starvation diets reigned, but expressed a continuing faith in the "beautiful ideal" of communal anarchism
Nowhere at home : letters from exile of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman by Emma Goldman( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prison memoirs of an anarchist by Alexander Berkman( Book )
46 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1892, Alexander Berkman, Russian emigre, anarchist, and lover of Emma Goldman, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The act was intended both as retribution for the massacre of workers in the Homestead strike and as an incitement to revolution. Captured and sentenced to serve a prison term of twenty-two years, Berkman struggled to make sense of the shadowy and brutalized world of the prison--one that hardly conformed to revolutionary expectation
What is Communist anarchism? : now and after: the ABC of Communist anarchism by Alexander Berkman( Book )
37 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bolshevik myth (diary 1920-1922) by Alexander Berkman( Book )
19 editions published between 1925 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works of Voltairine de Cleyre by Voltairine De Cleyre( )
11 editions published between 1914 and 1977 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mother earth ( )
in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A monthly magazine devoted to social science and literature."
The ABC of anarchism by Alexander Berkman( Book )
48 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhandeling over het anarchisme als ethisch en sociaal systeem
Blast ( )
in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Russian tragedy by Alexander Berkman( Book )
18 editions published between 1922 and 1987 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gamblers : and, Marriage by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )
5 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is anarchism? by Alexander Berkman( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Writing in everyday language, using examples from everyday life, this book examines political events to create an interlocking and comprehensive assessment of what Anarchism is and how we might get there. It's a mixture of moral and practical argument that, despite its pedantic style at times, and some archaic language, has not been surpassed. It was the first attempt of an Anarchist to present his ideas in a thorough and cohesive way, ideas distilled from nearly forty years of activism. Berkman examines how change comes about - and, just as importantly for him, why it doesn't. Perhaps in a book filled with thoughtful and contentious points, the most salient discussion is why people continue to accept capitalism and all its institutions that oppress and repress individual freedom. For Berkman, human evolution was instinctively predicated on mutual aid and justice was a kind of instinctive sympathy that can only be hindered or corrupted by government. We start from there."--BOOK JACKET
The Kronstadt rebellion by Alexander Berkman( Book )
42 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de opstand in 1921 van de matrozen van de Russische marinebasis Kroonstad tegen het bolsjewistische regime
The blast ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mother Earth bulletin ( )
in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of an anarchist : the Alexander Berkman reader by Alexander Berkman( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander Berkman was a twentieth-century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights. He decided to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick after reading in the newspaper that Pinkertons hired by Frick had opened fire on the Homestead strikers, killing men, women, and children. Berkman's bungled attempt cost him fifteen years in a federal penitentiary. Upon his release, he became an effective agitator against conscription and was ag
Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, plaintiffs-in-error, against the United States, defendant-in-error no. 702 : brief on behalf of the plaintiffs-in-error by Emma Goldman( )
5 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "anti-climax" : the concluding chapter of my Russian diary "The bolshevik myth" by Alexander Berkman( Book )
13 editions published between 1925 and 1990 in English and German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deportation, its meaning and menace; last message to the people of America by Alexander Berkman( Book )
9 editions published between 1919 and 1991 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Berkman, Alejandro
Berkman, Alejandro 1870-1936
Berkman, Aleksander 1870-1936
Berkman, Aleksandr 1870-1936
Berkman, Alexander
Berkman, Alexandr 1870-1936
Berkman, Alexandre
Berkman Alexandre 1870-1936
Berkman Ovsei Osipovich 1870-1936
Berkman, Owsei Osipowitsch 1870-1936
Berkmann, Alexander 1870-1936
Александар Беркман 1870-1936
Александр Беркман 1870-1936
Олександр Беркман 1870-1936
בערקמאן, אלעקסאנדער
בערקמאן, אלעקסאנדער 1870-1936
בערקמאן, אלעקסאנדער 1936-1870
בערקמאן, אלערסאנדער
ברקמן, אלכסנדר
ベルクマン, A
ベルクマン, アレキサンダー
English (299)
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