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Emma Goldman

Taken in New York, New York USA in .

Emma Goldman on a streetcar in New York in 1917. Emma Goldman was born in the Russian Empire (Lithuania) and emigrated to the New York in 1885, where she joined the anarchist movement. She was jailed ... show more

Emma Goldman on a streetcar in New York in 1917.

Emma Goldman was born in the Russian Empire (Lithuania) and emigrated to the New York in 1885, where she joined the anarchist movement. She was jailed in 1917 for inducing men to not register for the (new) draft.

She was deported to Russia after her release from prison (after she was arrested again for protesting) but she did not agree with the methods of the Russian revolution. She moved around to various European countries, eventually settling in (and dying in) Canada. During this period, she wrote several books.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service.

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