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My disillusionment in Russia
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940.
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Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
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xxii, 263 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes the reprinted text of the author's My further disillusionment in Russia.

First work originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page & Co., 1923; second work originally published: My further disillusionment in Russia. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page & Co., 1924.
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As a young woman in America, Goldman campaigned for eight-hour work days and abolition of the draft. Because of her revolutionary activities, she was deported to Russia in 1919. She left that country in 1921 and set down her thoughts, speaking passionately about political harassment and forced labor, industrial militarization, and the persecution of anarchists.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
I. Deportation to Russiap. 1
II. Petrogradp. 8
III. Disturbing Thoughtsp. 15
IV. Moscow: First Impressionsp. 22
V. Meeting Peoplep. 31
VI. Preparing for American Deporteesp. 38
VII. Rest Homes for Workersp. 44
VIII. The First of May in Petrogradp. 48
IX. Industrial Militarizationp. 51
X. The British Labour Missionp. 58
XI. A Visit from the Ukrainap. 60
XII. Beneath the Surfacep. 68
XIII. Joining the Museum of the Revolutionp. 75
XIV. Petropavlovsk and Schlusselburgp. 80
XV. The Trade Unionsp. 84
XVI. Maria Spiridonovap. 90
XVII. Another Visit to Peter Kropotkinp. 97
XVIII. En Routep. 101
XIX. In Kharkovp. 105
XX. Poltavap. 122
XXI. Kievp. 133
XXII. Odessap. 153
XXIII. Returning to Moscowp. 160
XXIV. Back to Petrogradp. 169
XXV. Archangel and Returnp. 178
XXVI. Death and Funeral of Peter Kropotkinp. 186
XXVII. Kronstadtp. 193
XXVIII. Persecution of Anarchistsp. 201
XXIX. Travelling Salesmen of the Revolutionp. 212
XXX. Education and Culturep. 221
XXXI. Exploiting the Faminep. 233
XXXII. The Socialist Republic Resorts to Deportationp. 237
XXXIII. Afterwordp. 242