Lithuanian born anarchist Emma Goldman emmigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She first became attracted to anarchism following the Haymarket affair of 1886, a massacre in which seven police officers and an unknown number of civilians were killed during a march of striking Chicago workers. Eight anarchists were subsequently tried for murder. "Anarchism and Other Essays" is a collection of essays first published in 1911. The volume includes the following essays: Anarchism: What It Really Stands For, Minorities Versus Majorities, The Psychology of Political Violence, Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure, Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty, Francisco Ferrer and The Modern School, The Hypocrisy of Puritanism, The Traffic in Women, Woman Suffrage, The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation, Marriage and Love, and The Drama: A Powerful Dissimenator of Radical Thought.