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Topics in Chronicling America - Maxim Gorky, Russian Author - Revolutionary, Visits the US

Touring the United States with his beautiful mistress, Russian author and revolutionist Maxim Gorky’s scandal hits the American press, shocking friends and society. Evicted from New York hotels and having most of his speaking tour cancelled, the dashing “polygamous” hero is mobbed by women at every lecture. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.
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Important Dates:

  • April 10, 1906. Gorky arrives in the United States.
  • April 14, 1906. US newspapers allege Gorky sex scandal with Russian actress
  • May 14, 1906. Gorky addresses a large unruly crowd in Brooklyn.
  • July 15, 1906. Gorky publishes negative impressions of American society.
  • July 28, 1906. Gorky issues a public appeal to the American Public to provide assistance to the Russian People.
  • September, 1906. H.G. Wells publishes comments about Gorky’s visit to the United States.
  • October 13, 1906. Gorky sails from Hoboken, New Jersey.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Maxim Gorky, Russia, revolution; the name of Gorky’s companion was spelled Andreieva or Andreeva
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results; Gorky’s US visit began in mid-April and ended in October, 1906

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