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Avrich, Karen

Overview
Works: 2 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,935 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HX843.5, 335.83092273
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Most widely held works by Karen Avrich
Sasha and Emma : the anarchist odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman by Paul Avrich( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dual biography offers an unprecedented glimpse into the intertwined lives of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, the lasting influence of the anarchist movement they shaped, and their unyielding commitment to equality and justice
Sasha and Emma the Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman by Karen Avrich( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: In 1889 two Russian immigrants, Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, met in a coffee shop on the Lower East Side. Over the next fifty years Emma and Sasha would be fast friends, fleeting lovers, and loyal comrades. This dual biography offers an unprecedented glimpse into their intertwined lives, the lasting influence of the anarchist movement they shaped, and their unyielding commitment to equality and justice. Berkman shocked the country in 1892 with 0the first terrorist act in America,0 the failed assassination of the industrialist Henry Clay Frick for his crimes against workers. Passionate and pitiless, gloomy yet gentle, Berkman remained Goldman's closest confidant though the two were often separated-by his fourteen-year imprisonment and by Emma's growing fame as the champion of a multitude of causes, from sexual liberation to freedom of speech. The blazing sun to Sasha's morose moon, Emma became known as 0the most dangerous woman in America.0 Through an attempted prison breakout, multiple bombing plots, and a dramatic deportation from America, these two unrelenting activists insisted on the improbable ideal of a socially just, self-governing utopia, a vision that has shaped movements across the past century, most recently Occupy Wall Street. Sasha and Emma is the culminating work of acclaimed historian of anarchism Paul Avrich. Before his death, Avrich asked his daughter to complete his magnum opus. The resulting collaboration, epic in scope, intimate in detail, examines the possibilities and perils of political faith and protest, through a pair who both terrified and dazzled the world
 
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Languages
English (16)