The failed Russian Revolution of 1905–1906 led to a wave of immigration from the Russian empire to North America, the first of three such waves in the 20th century.
Many of these immigrants embraced the ideas of anarchism and formed anarchist groups wherever there was a sizable community of Russian expatriates. Once revolution broke out in Russia in 1917, these groups grew by leaps and bounds, while many of their activists returned to Russia
In 1919–1920, most of these groups were destroyed by US and Canadian governments w leading activists arrested, beaten & deported. The surviving movement went underground and emerged in the form of educational, cultural & mutual aid societies.

We are seeing their resurgence today
Groups like The Catholic Worker have taken up anarchy’s mantle, but using non-violent tactics.

Dorothy Day on anarchy:
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