Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (New York Review Books – Number 9)

Alexander Berkman, John William Ward

In 1892, Alexander Berkman, Russian émigré, anarchist, and lover of Emma Goldman, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The act was intended both as retribution for the massacre of workers in the Homestead strike and as an incitement to revolution. Captured and sentenced to serve a prison term of twenty-two years, Berkman struggled to make sense of the shadowy and brutalized world of the prison—one that hardly conformed to revolutionary expectation.

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genre Social Science » Law and Criminology
publisher NYRB Classics
publish date September 30, 1999
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