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American Experience
Emma Goldman
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech. Emma Goldman a ninety-minute biography of the notorious lecturer, fearless writer, and merciless publisher, includes fresh perspectives on Goldman offered by historians Oz Frankel, Barry Pateman, and Robert Rosenstone; biographer Alice Wexler; novelist E. L. Doctorow; poet Andrei Codrescu; and playwrights Tony Kushner and Martin Duberman.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Emma Goldman,” 01/21/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BBE7A746A52F47EC81CD39201EC11261.
MLA: “American Experience; Emma Goldman.” 01/21/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BBE7A746A52F47EC81CD39201EC11261>.
APA: American Experience; Emma Goldman. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BBE7A746A52F47EC81CD39201EC11261
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