To many, Helen Keller is a symbol of unyielding perseverance in the face of adversity. Rightfully so. But she was also one of the most prominent American Marxists of her time. Here, we reprint her 1912 essay "The Hand of the World" in full.
Helen Keller (1880–1968) was an American writer, educator, and advocate for the disabled. She was also a prominent socialist activist. A childhood illness left Keller blind, deaf, and mute.