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#183 - Emma Goldman Estimate: $500+

Anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches (1869-1940). TLS, one page, 8.25 x 11, September 6, 1934. Letter to a friend about an upcoming lecture, in full: "In accordance with your desire to be notified when my lecture course begins I take the liberty to send you the enclosed cards. I hope you will distribute them among your friends. You can get more cards as per the place advertised on our throwaways and also at my new quarters 471 Brunswick Ave. Perhaps you can also help with the sale of tickets among your friends. If so, please let me know and I will mail you some. Hoping that you will attend the lectures and also bring them to the attention of your friends." In very good to fine condition, with a small repair to a fold split.

An influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women's equality and independence, and union organization. Her criticism of mandatory conscription of young men into the military during World War I led to a two-year imprisonment, followed by her deportation in 1919. For the rest of her life until her death in 1940, she continued to participate in the social and political movements of her age, from the Russian Revolution to the Spanish Civil War.

With the exception of a brief ninety-day lecture tour in 1934 (of which this letter eludes to), Emma Goldman spent the remaining twenty-one years of her life (1919-1940) in exile from the United States. During this period she lived in Russia, Sweden, Germany, France, England, and Canada, never finding a political 'home' outside the United States.

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