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The Blast


Manufacturer: AK Press

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Complete Collection of the Incendiary San Francisco Bi-monthly Anarchist Newspaper from 1916-1917 that Gave Voice to the Worldwide Anarchist Movement.

"The pages of The Blast seem to smell of black powder, or better, seem to have blown out of the eye of a social hurricane. A sense of absolute emergency pervades almost every column. Unlike some other radical periodicals, this was not mere prose, propped up by a pseudo-desperate baricade rhetoric. Real people were being locked-up and sentenced to death. Each issue of The Blast threatened to be the last." - Richard Drinnon, Professor of History, Bucknell.

Roll up, roll up - for the first time - the complete collection of The Blast. After serving as editor for Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, Alexander Berkman moved to San Francisco and started his own newspaper. This historical facsimile reprint of the complete 29 issues in their entirety (typos, adverts and all!) features articles, letters, news, and editorials by Berkman and his revolutionarily-minded contemporaries. Topics include the political trial of labor activists Mooney-Billings, a profile of Pancho Villa, the imprisonment of the Magon brothers, the arrests of Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger for birth control agitation, and anti-conscription actions. Complete with the original powerful political artwork and photos, this new edition includes an introduction by Emma Goldman Papers archivist Barry Pateman, who provides a lengthy contextual essay, explaining Berkman's life at the time, the social and political situation, and his ever-torturous relationship with Emma Goldman.

Product Code: 9781904859086

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