By Julia L. Mickenberg
Mickenberg finds the advanced factors that drew American girls to Russia as they sought types for a innovative new period within which girls will be no longer in simple terms self sustaining of guys, but additionally equivalent developers of a brand new society. Soviet ladies, in any case, earned the perfect to vote in 1917, and so they had abortion rights, estate rights, the ideal to divorce, maternity advantages, 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 became out to be as a lot a grim commune as a utopia of freedom, replete with monetary, social, and sexual inequities.
American ladies in pink Russia recounts the stories of ladies who stored ravenous young children from the Russian famine, labored on rural communes in Siberia, wrote for Moscow or long island newspapers, or played on Soviet phases. Mickenberg eventually tells those forgotten tales, packed with wish and grave disappointments.
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American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream by Julia L. Mickenberg