Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkman's account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh, from 1892 to 1906. First published in 1912 by Emma Goldman's Mother Earth press, it has become a classic in autobiographical literature.
My reasons are twofold. in the first place, I am an Anarchist: I do not believe in man-made law, designed to enslave and oppress humanity. Secondly, an extraordinary phenomenon like an Attentat cannot be measured by the narrow standards of legality.
Berkman wrote The Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist after his release. It’s a remarkable record that accomplished several things. It revealed the brutality of the prisons and the corrupting influence of the American penal system. It humanized the prison inmates. Previously even Anarchist and Socialist had scorned this underclass as common criminals.
Prison memoirs of an anarchist by Berkman, Alexander. Publication date 2000 Topics Berkman, Alexander, Anarchists -- United States -- Biography, Anarchists, United States
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (New York Review Books (Paperback)) Paperback – September 30, 1999 by Alexander Berkman (Author), John William Ward (Introduction) 64 ratings See all formats and editions Kindle $0.00 Read with Our Free App Hardcover $33.95 4 New from $33.95 Paperback $24.45 18 Used from $3.82 13 New from $15.97 Textbook Binding
Prison memoirs of an anarchist - Alexander Berkman Alexander Berkman following his arrest Autobiographical prison account of Russian émigré anarchist Alexander Berkman who was sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for the attempted assassination of an industrialist who massacred striking workers.
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Paperback – May 20, 2009 by Alexander (Author) 64 ratings See all formats and editions Kindle $0.00 Read with Our Free App Hardcover $33.95 4 New from $33.95 Paperback $31.99 1 New from $31.99 Textbook Binding $239.77 1 Used from $239.77 This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.