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 in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
|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.|