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Voltairine de Cleyre

Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Today she is not widely known as a consequence of her short life. De Cleyre was especially influenced by Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft and Clarence Darrow. After the hanging of the Haymarket protesters in 1887, she became an anarchist. "Till then I believed in the essential justice of the American law of trial by jury," she wrote in an autobiographical essay, "After that I never could." She was known as an excellent speaker and writer – in the opinion of biographer Paul Avrich, she was "a greater literary talent than any other American anarchist" – and as a tireless advocate for the anarchist cause, whose "religious zeal," according to Goldman, "stamped everything she did." (Wikipedia)

Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Today she is not widely known as a consequence of her short life. De Cleyre was especially influenced by Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft and Clarence Darrow. After the hanging of the Haymarket protesters in 1887, she became an anarchist. "Till then I believed in the essential justice of the American law of trial by jury," she wrote in an autobiographical essay, "After that I never could." She was known as an excellent speaker and writer – in the opinion of biographer Paul Avrich, she was "a greater literary talent than any other American anarchist" – and as a tireless advocate for the anarchist cause, whose "religious zeal," according to Goldman, "stamped everything she did." (Wikipedia)
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Romance

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Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Today she is not widely known as a consequence of her short life. De Cleyre was especially influenced by Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft and Clarence Darrow. After the hanging of the Haymarket protesters in 1887, she became an anarchist. "Till then I believed in the essential justice of the American law of trial by jury," she wrote in an autobiographical essay, "After that I never could." She was known as an excellent speaker and writer – in the opinion of biographer Paul Avrich, she was "a greater literary talent than any other American anarchist" – and as a tireless advocate for the anarchist cause, whose "religious zeal," according to Goldman, "stamped everything she did." (Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:07