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Prison blossoms : anarchist voices from the American past

Author: Alexander Berkman; Henry Bauer; Carl Nold; Miriam Brody; Bonnie Cleo Buettner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Series: John Harvard library.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Berkman; Henry Bauer; Carl Nold; Miriam Brody; Bonnie Cleo Buettner
ISBN: 9780674050563 0674050568
OCLC Number: 676725386
Description: lxiv, 253 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Capital and the Battle on the Monongahela / by Carl Nold --
A fateful leaflet / by Henry Bauer --
Autobiographical sketches / by Alexander Berkman --
Jail experiences / by Alexander Berkman --
Further arrests / by Carl Nold --
An American court farce / by Alexander Berkman --
Two further court farces / by Henry Bauer --
A few words as to my deed / by Alexander Berkman --
The red bugbear / by Carl Nold and Henry Bauer --
Tolstoi or Bakunin? / by Carl Nold --
Our prison life : second half (February 1895-May 1897) / by Henry Bauer --
Penitentiary administration and treatment of prisoners / by Henry Bauer --
The treatment of Prisoner A-444 in his own words / by Prisoner A-444 --
The shop-screw / by Carl Nold --
The trusted prisoner / by Carl Nold --
Dialogue between two prisoners / by Carl Nold --
A morning conversation between Dutch and Mike (two prisoners) / by Carl Nold --
Prisons and crime : punishment : its nature and effects / by Alexander Berkman --
Prisons and crime : influence of prisons on morals / by Alexander Berkman --
Prisons and crime : crime and its sources / by Carl Nold --
Libertas : an orthographical study / by Alexander Berkman --
The vision in the penitentiary cell / by Carl Nold --
The sinking ship : a parable / by Alexander Berkman --
Winter sun for my prison colleagues M & G, 1 January 1896 / by Carl Nold.
Series Title: John Harvard library.
Responsibility: Alexander Berkman, Henry Bauer, Carl Nold ; edited by Miriam Brody and Bonnie Buettner.

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Published here for the first time is a crucial document in the history of American radicalism--the "Prison Blossoms," a series of essays, narratives, poems, and fables composed by three activist  Read more...

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