By Julia L. Mickenberg
Mickenberg unearths the complicated explanations that drew American girls to Russia as they sought versions for a progressive new period within which girls will be now not simply self reliant of guys, but in addition equivalent developers of a brand new society. Soviet girls, in any case, earned the perfect to vote in 1917, and so they had abortion rights, estate rights, the appropriate to divorce, maternity merits, and state-supported childcare. Even ladies from Soviet nationwide minorities—many lately unveiled—became public figures, as African American and Jewish girls famous. but as Mickenberg’s collective biography indicates, Russia grew to become out to be as a lot a grim commune as a utopia of freedom, replete with monetary, social, and sexual inequities.
American women in purple Russia recounts the stories of ladies who stored ravenous kids from the Russian famine, labored on rural communes in Siberia, wrote for Moscow or big apple newspapers, or played on Soviet levels. Mickenberg ultimately tells those forgotten tales, jam-packed with wish and grave disappointments.
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American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream by Julia L. Mickenberg