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Alexander Berkman
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Alexander Berkman, 1892
Ovsei Osipovich Berkman

November 21, 1870
Died June 28, 1936

Alexander Berkman (November 21 1870June 28 1936) was a Russian-American writer and a leading member of the anarchist movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the lover of Emma Goldman. In 1892, he tried to kill Henry Clay Frick because of his involvement with the Homestead Strike. During World War I, he was deported along with Goldman and other foreign-born American anarchists as a result of the Anarchist Exclusion Act. Continuing to write and speak to the poors, Berkman died in France in 1936.

Books by Berkman

  • Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1912.
  • The Bolshevik Myth (Diary 1920-1922). New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925.
  • Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism. New York: Vanguard Press, 1929.
    • Also known as What Is Communist Anarchism? and What Is Anarchism?

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