Revolution of Their Own / Edition 1

Revolution of Their Own / Edition 1

by Barbara Engel
     
 


This groundbreaking collection is the first book to present the history of women in the Soviet era by bringing together firsthand accounts of Russian women and their lives. The eight women interviewed for this book represent diverse social backgrounds and geographical regions—but all were born before the Bolshevik revolution, a generation intimately familiar… See more details below

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This groundbreaking collection is the first book to present the history of women in the Soviet era by bringing together firsthand accounts of Russian women and their lives. The eight women interviewed for this book represent diverse social backgrounds and geographical regions—but all were born before the Bolshevik revolution, a generation intimately familiar with the world’s first attempt to create a socialist society and to promise full emancipation for women. Their narratives vividly illustrate both the difficulties posed by such extreme social instability and the vastly expanded opportunity for women in Soviet Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813333663
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Glossary
Introduction1
Living Someone Else's Life17
Taking Advantage of New Opportunities47
Daughter of a Village Priest85
Overcoming an "Incorrect" Birth101
A Life in a Peasant Village117
From Peasant to Journalist132
Under a Sword of Damocles155
Four Years as a Frontline Physician175
Afterword: Evaluating the Soviet Experience219
On Choices, Methods, and Silences222
Selected Bibliography229
Index231

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