Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman

"There is no conflict between the individual and the social instincts, any more than there is between the heart and the lungs: the one the receptacle of a precious life essence, the other the repository of the element that keeps the essence pure and strong. The individual is the heart of society, conserving the essence of social life; society is the lungs which are distributing the element to keep the life essence – that is, the individual – pure and strong." – Anarchism: What It Really Stands For

Emma Goldman



The Truth about Emma Goldman, “The Liberator,” 1920

eBooks for Emma Goldman


1915: The Social Significance of the Modern Drama
1923: My Disillusionment in Russia
1924: My Further Disillusionment in Russia
1931: Living My Life


1896: Anarchy and the Sex Question
1896: Anarchy Defended by Anarchists
1897: Marriage
1901: The Tragedy at Buffalo
1906: The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation
1906: Mother Earth
1908: A Beautiful Ideal
1908: What I Believe
1909: A New Declaration of Independence
1910: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
1910: The Traffic in Women
1910: Jealousy: Causes and a Possible Cure
1910: Light and Shadows in the Life of an Avant-Guard
1910: The Modern Drama: A Powerful Disseminator Of Radical Thought
1910: Preface to Anarchism and Other Essays
1911: Woman Suffrage
1911: Patriotism, a Menace to Liberty
1911: Mary Wollstonecraft, Her Tragic Life and Her Passionate Struggle for Freedom
1913: Syndicalism: The Modern Menace to Capitalism
1913: The Failure of Christianity
1913: Syndicalism: Its Theory and Practice
1914: Marriage and Love
1914: Intellectual Proletarians
1914: Voltairine de Cleyre
1915: Anti-War Manifesto
1915: Preparedness, the Road to Universal Slaughter
1916: The Philosophy of Atheism
1916: The Child and Its Enemies
1916: Down With the Anarchists!
1916: The Social Importance of the Modern School
1916: The Social Aspects of Birth Control
1916: Socialism: Caught in the Political Trap
1917: Address to the Jury in U.S. v. Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman
1917: Minorities versus Majorities
1917: Francisco Ferrer and the Modern School
1917: The Hypocrisy of Puritanism
1917: The Psychology of Political Violence
1917: Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure
1917: Speeches Against Conscription
1917: Woman Suffrage Chameleon
1918: The Truth About the Bolsheviki
1919: Deportation, Its Meaning and Menace: Last Message to the People of America
1922: Bolsheviks Shooting Anarchists
1925: A Sketch of Alexander Berkman
1925: Samuel Gompers
1929: Sacco and Vanzetti
1929: An Unexpected Dash Through Spain
1934: The Tragedy of the Political Exiles
1934: Was My Life Worth Living?
1935: There Is No Communism in Russia
1936: Alexander Berkman's Last Days
1936: Durruti Is Dead, Yet Living
1937: Address to the International Working Men's Association Congress
1937: Political Persecution in Republican Spain
1938: Trotsky Protests Too Much
1938: Trotsky Protests Too Much [alternate translation]
1938: On Zionism
1940: The Individual, Society and the State


1907: Anarchy and Organization
1928: Suggestions for Discussion


1916: Donald Vose: The Accursed
1919: Letter from Emma Goldman to Stella Ballantine
1920: Letter to Fitzie
1926: Letter from EG to Dreiser, Theodore, Sep 29, 1926
1927: Goldman, Emma to Dreiser, Theodore, Jun 29, 1927


1912: Ross Winn's Obituary


Anarchy Archives: Goldman
Emma Goldman Papers Project