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The Resource American girls in red Russia : chasing the Soviet dream, Julia L. Mickenberg

American girls in red Russia : chasing the Soviet dream, Julia L. Mickenberg

Label
American girls in red Russia : chasing the Soviet dream
Title
American girls in red Russia
Title remainder
chasing the Soviet dream
Statement of responsibility
Julia L. Mickenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If you were an independent, adventurous, liberated American woman in the 1920s or '30s 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 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 many more were curious about 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, sometimes by the mundane realities, others by ugly truths too horrifying to even contemplate. Mickenberg reveals the complex motives that drew American women to Russia, which appeared to be the very embodiment of modern ideas and ways of living. American women saw in Russia the hope for a new era in which women would be not merely independent of men, but also equal builders of a new society. Russian 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
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mickenberg, Julia L
Dewey number
305.420947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK34.A45
LC item number
M54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women and socialism
  • Feminism
Label
American girls in red Russia : chasing the Soviet dream, Julia L. Mickenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780226256122
Lccn
2016041702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn958422216
  • (OCoLC)958422216
Label
American girls in red Russia : chasing the Soviet dream, Julia L. Mickenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 427 pages
Isbn
9780226256122
Lccn
2016041702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn958422216
  • (OCoLC)958422216

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