Candace Falk

Candace Falk

Candace Falk is a Guggenheim Fellow and the founding director of the Emma Goldman Papers research project as the University of California, Berkeley. Her interest in feminism and antiwar activities led to her research on Goldman. The author of Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman (1984), she is editing a four-volume collection of Goldman's papers, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, which includes Made for America, 1890–1901 (2003, revised edition, 2008), Making Speech Free, 1902–1909 (2004, revised edition, 2008), and Light and Shadows, 1910–1916 (2012). The forthcoming, final volume in the series, "Democracy Disarmed, 1917–1919," traces the building of repressive legislation accompanying U.S. entry into the World War I, the rise of the Russian Revolution, and Goldman's trial, imprisonment, and deportation. In 2014 Falk and the project received the Society of American Archivists' Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award for excellence in increasing public awareness of a body of documents and in 2016 the Guardian named the series in its list of the top 10 best English-language books of radical history. The Internet Archive has digitized the collection of more than 22,000 documents and the accompanying guide.

Lectures

  • "How Powerful is the Ideal, Sweeping across Space and Time": Emma Goldman and Anarchist Precedents to the Global Occupy Movements
  • Deported But Not Defeated: Emma Goldman during World War I
  • Nearer My Subject to Thee: Reflections of a Biographer, Historian, and Documentary Editor
  • Passion, Politics, and Free Expression: The Legacy of Emma Goldman
  • Redefining Patriotism: Immigrant Radicalism (1890-1919)
  • To Dream of Becoming a Judith: The Jewish Roots of Emma Goldman's Anarchism
  • Undocumented Workers: Hidden Histories of Labor Radicalism from America's Turbulent Past