Berkman, Alexander, 1870-1936

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Dates:
Birth 1870-11-22
Death 1936-06-28
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Alexander Berkman was an anarchist and author.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1919. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477853287

Alexander Berkman (1870-1936) was an anarchist and author, and companion of anarchist Emma Goldman. Born in Russia to wealthy Jewish parents, he migrated to the U.S. in the aftermath of the Haymarket Riot of 1886. He spent fourteen years in prison for his attempted assassination, in 1892, of Henry Clay Frick, edited and published his own newspaper Blast, was convicted along with Goldman in 1917 of violating the Draft Act, served two years in prison, was deported, wrote several books, and in ill health, committed suicide in 1936.

Sources:

For more information, see Biographical Dictionary of the American Left, pp. 24-27.

From the guide to the Alexander Berkman Papers, 1917-1919, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Communism--United States
  • Anarchists
  • Communism
  • Anarchism
  • Anarchism--United States
  • Draft resisters--United States
  • Draft resisters

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  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Ukraine (as recorded)