American Girls In Red Russia

American Girls in Red Russia
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780226256269
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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If you were an independent, adventurous, liberated American woman in the 1920s or 1930s where might you have sought escape from the constraints and compromises of bourgeois living? Paris and the Left Bank quickly come to mind. But would you have ever thought of Russia and the wilds of Siberia? This choice was not as unusual as it seems now. As Julia L. Mickenberg uncovers in American Girls in Red Russia, there is a forgotten counterpoint to the story of the Lost Generation: beginning in the late nineteenth century, Russian revolutionary ideology attracted many women, including suffragists, reformers, educators, journalists, and artists, as well as curious travelers. Some were famous, like Isadora Duncan or Lillian Hellman; some were committed radicals, though more were just intrigued by the “Soviet experiment.” But all came to Russia in search of social arrangements that would be more equitable, just, and satisfying. And most in the end were disillusioned, some by the mundane realities, others by horrifying truths. Mickenberg reveals the complex motives that drew American women to Russia as they sought models for a revolutionary new era in which women would be not merely independent of men, but also equal builders of a new society. Soviet women, after all, earned the right to vote in 1917, and they also had abortion rights, property rights, the right to divorce, maternity benefits, and state-supported childcare. Even women from Soviet national minorities—many recently unveiled—became public figures, as African American and Jewish women noted. Yet as Mickenberg’s collective biography shows, Russia turned out to be as much a grim commune as a utopia of freedom, replete with economic, social, and sexual inequities. American Girls in Red Russia recounts the experiences of women who saved starving children from the Russian famine, worked on rural communes in Siberia, wrote for Moscow or New York newspapers, or performed on Soviet stages. Mickenberg finally tells these forgotten stories, full of hope and grave disappointments.

American Girls in Red Russia
  • Author : Julia L. Mickenberg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25

If you were an independent, adventurous, liberated American woman in the 1920s or 1930s where might you have sought escape from the constraints and compromises of bourgeois living? Paris and the Left Bank quickly come to mind. But would you have ever thought of Russia and the wilds of Siberia?

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The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth Century Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Author : Melanie Ilic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30

This handbook brings together recent and emerging research in the broad areas of women and gender studies focusing on pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet Russian Federation. For the Soviet period in particular, individual chapters extend the geographic coverage of the book beyond Russia itself to examine women

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The Fall of Berlin 1945
  • Author : Antony Beevor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-04-29

"A tale drenched in drama and blood, heroism and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Third Reich in January 1945. Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc—

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Red Russia
  • Author : T. A. Thompson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-11

Red Russia is the story of two Americans in Russia, of business, lies, and deception, of fortunes bought and told.

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American Girls in Red Russia
  • Author : Julia L. Mickenberg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25

If you were an independent, adventurous, liberated American woman in the 1920s or 1930s where might you have sought escape from the constraints and compromises of bourgeois living? Paris and the Left Bank quickly come to mind. But would you have ever thought of Russia and the wilds of Siberia?

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Snow White and Russian Red
  • Author : Dorota Maslowska
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

The international bestselling novel of nihilistic youth in post-Communist Poland: “chaotic and brilliantly idiosyncratic...destined to become a cult classic” (Library Journal, starred review). When his girlfriend Magda dumps him, Andrzej “Nails’ Robakoski’s life begins to unravel. A track-suited slacker, Nails spends most of his time doing little more

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Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
  • Author : Antony Cyril Sutton
  • Publisher : CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17

Why did the 1917 American Red Cross Mission to Russia include more financiers than medical doctors? Rather than caring for the victims of war and revolution, its members seemed more intent on negotiating contracts with the Kerensky government, and subsequently the Bolshevik regime. In a courageous investigation, Antony Sutton establishes tangible

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Learning from the Left
  • Author : Julia L. Mickenberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2006

They ways in which the Cold War and McCarthyism circumscribed dissent are well known. Less documented are the opportunities they inadvertently created. This book shows how pervasive & influential Left politics appeared in children's book writing, illustrating, publishing & dissemination.

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Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung
  • Author : Tse-tung Mao,Zedong Mao
  • Publisher : China Books
  • Release Date : 1990

Read online Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung written by Tse-tung Mao,Zedong Mao, published by China Books which was released on 1990. Download full Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Black on Red
  • Author : Robert Robinson,Jonathan Slevin
  • Publisher : Acropolis Books Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1988

The author, a toolmaker who accepted a one-year contract to work in the Soviet Union in 1930 and lived there, mostly against his will, for the next forty-four years, vividly depicts Soviet life and Soviet events during that period

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Blacks  Reds  and Russians
  • Author : Joy Gleason Carew
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2010

One of the most compelling, yet little known stories of race relations in the twentieth century is the account of blacks who chose to leave the United States to be involved in the Soviet Experiment in the 1920s and 1930s. In Blacks, Reds, and Russians, Joy Gleason Carew offers insight

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Cold War Ruins
  • Author : Lisa Yoneyama
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

In Cold War Ruins Lisa Yoneyama argues that the efforts intensifying since the 1990s to bring justice to the victims of Japanese military and colonial violence have generated what she calls a "transborder redress culture." A product of failed post-World War II transitional justice that left many colonial legacies intact,

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Red Sparrow
  • Author : Jason Matthews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons. Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin's Russia, the country she loved, as the twists and turns of a betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel. American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles

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The Songs of St Petersburg
  • Author : Amor Towles
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility. 'A comic masterpiece.' The Times 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.' Sunday Times 'Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and

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Red Notice
  • Author : Bill Browder
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03

New York Times bestseller THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN “Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.” —The New York Times “[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding

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