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Storm in My Heart

Storm in My Heart

Memories from the Widow of Johann Most

Helene Minkin (author); Tom Goyens (editor); Alisa Braun (Translator)

  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 176
  • Released: Jan 21, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 9781849351973

Published by AK Press


Partner of one of the most infamous anarchists of her time, Johann Most, Helene Minkin joined the anarchist movement after emigrating from Russia in 1888 with her father and sister. Framed as a reaction and corrective to Emma Goldman’s Living My Life, Minkin’s memoir provides a unique account of turn-of-the-century anarchism and immigrant life in the United States. Published in the Yiddish-language newspaper Forverts in 1932, this is its first English translation.

Tom Goyens teaches American history at Salisbury University in Maryland. He is the author of Beer and Revolution: The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880–1914 .

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