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ERIC Number: ED466975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 168
Abstractor: N/A
The Life and Times of Emma Goldman: A Curriculum for Middle and High School Students.
Falk, Candace; Reese, Lyn; Dougherty, Mary Agnes
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) is a major figure in the history of radicalism and feminism in the United States. In a period when the expression of controversial ideas was dangerous, Goldman insisted on her right to challenge convention. She was among the most prominent advocates of labor's right to organize, reproductive rights, sexual freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of the individual. Goldman left an intriguing body of personal papers, including correspondence and writings; and her activities generated extensive newspaper coverage, government surveillance reports, and legal papers. The documents in this teaching unit are drawn from a massive archive collected by the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California (Berkeley). They are organized into five themes or topics: (1) "Immigration"; (2) "Freedom of Expression"; (3) "Women's Rights"; (4) "Anti-militarism"; and (5) "Art and Literature of Social Change." The topics can be taught in any sequence. Each of the five themes includes suggested activities that students may use to explore the broader significance of the documents and their context. A brief introduction to Emma Goldman and a timeline are provided for students. A glossary of terms appearing in the documents is included along with a selected resources section of annotations on books, media, and literature. (BT)
Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley, 2372 Ellsworth Street, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($13). E-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington, DC.; Los Angeles Educational Partnership, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Emma Goldman Papers Project.