The Blast: The Complete Collection

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“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.” —Richard Drinnon

After serving as editor for Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth, Alexander Berkman moved to San Francisco and started his own newspaper. This historical reprint of the complete 29 issues features articles, letters, news and editorials by Berkman and his revolution-minded contemporaries. ...

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Overview

“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.” —Richard Drinnon

After serving as editor for Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth, Alexander Berkman moved to San Francisco and started his own newspaper. This historical reprint of the complete 29 issues features articles, letters, news and editorials by Berkman and his revolution-minded contemporaries. Topics include the political trial of labor activists Mooney-Billings, a profile of Pancho Villa, the imprisonment of the Magon brothers, arrests of Goldman and Margaret Sanger for birth control agitation, and anti--conscription actions. Complete with powerful political artwork and photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904859086
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Alexander Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th century Anarchist movement. The young, idealistic Berkman practiced "propaganda by deed" attempting to assassinate Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. While imprisoned, he wrote the classic tale of prison life Prison Memoirs of and Anarchist. After his release, Berkman edited Emma Goldman's Mother Earth and his own paper The Blast!. Deported from New York City to his native Russia in 1919, were he saw first hand the failure of the Bolshevik revolution and dedicated himself to writing the classic primer on Anarchism, What is Anarchism?.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Volume 1 Number 1: January 15, 1916 9
Volume 1 Number 2: January 22, 1916 17
Volume 1 Number 3: January 29, 1916 25
Volume 1 Number 4: February 5, 1916 33
Volume 1 Number 5: February 12, 1916 41
Volume 1 Number 6: February 19, 1916 49
Volume 1 Number 7: February 26, 1916 57
Volume 1 Number 8: March 4, 1916 65
Volume 1 Number 9: March 15, 1916 73
Volume 1 Number 10: April 1, 1916 81
Volume 1 Number 11: April 15, 1916 91
Volume 1 Number 12: May 1, 1916 99
Volume 1 Number 13: May 15, 1916 107
Volume 1 Number 14: June 1, 1916 115
Volume 1 Number 15: July 1, 1916 123
Volume 1 Number 16: July 15, 1916 131
Volume 1 Number 17: August 15, 1916 139
Volume 1 Number 18: September 1, 1916 147
Volume 1 Number 19: September 15, 1916 155
Volume 1 Number 20: October 15, 1916 163
Volume 1 Number 21: November 1, 1916 171
Volume 1 Number 22: December 1, 1916 179
Volume 1 Number 23: December 15, 1916 187
Volume 1 Number 24: January 1, 1917 195
Volume 2 Number 1: January 15, 1917 203
Volume 2 Number 2: February 15, 1917 211
Volume 2 Number 3: March 15, 1917 219
Volume 2 Number 4: May 1, 1917 227
Volume 2 Number 5: June 1, 1917 235
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