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Source: Evening Post
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosze [sic] Inspirer”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Wellington, New Zealand
Date of publication:
14 October 1901
Volume number: 62
Issue number: 91
Pagination: 6

“Czolgosze [sic] Inspirer.” Evening Post [Wellington] 14 Oct. 1901 v62n91: p. 6.
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Emma Goldman.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [misspelled in title]; Emma Goldman; William McKinley.


Czolgosze [sic] Inspirer

     Emma Goldman, the woman-lecturer who was arrested after the assassination of President M’Kinley, on a charge of inciting to murder, has been released again. This, it will be remembered, is the woman whose fiery harangues against those in authority are said to have inspired Czolgosz’s murderous attack upon the President. Some particulars about the career of this female firebrand have been given to a representative of a Sydney paper, by “a prominent foreign exponent of the doctrines of Anarchism,” who is evidently a thorough-going admirer of Miss Goldman. The lady, it seems, is no beauty to look at, yet she is “a woman of attractive appearance.” She has the Slav cast of features—a nose broad at the base and somewhat depressed above the bridge; “but otherwise she is all right.” She is a Russian Jewess, born at St. Petersburg, but brought up since the age of six in America. At the age of 23 she was working in a shirt factory at Rochester (N.Y.). A strike occurred there, and this led her to study social questions, with the result that she adopted the principles of Anarchism, and has taught them publicly ever since. After the strike was over she continued to work as a factory-hand for some time, but ultimately she studied nursing, and became a duly qualified nurse, spending two years in one of the large hospitals. She is, it appears, a very deeply read and well educated woman now, thanks to her own exertions, and in addition to speaking Russian, German, and English fluently, she is about the best speaker among the Anarchists in the United States at the present time. She does not, says the “foreign exponent,” make a living out of her lectures. Her trips across America are undertaken by invitation, and her expenses are always guaranteed. She only goes lecturing, it appears, when work is slack. At the present time Emma Goldman is about 35 years of age.



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