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A Revolution Of Their Own: Voices Of Women In Soviet History
The stories of these eight Russian women offer an extremely rare perspective into personal life in the Soviet era. Some were from the poor peasantry and working class, groups in whose name the revolution was carried out and who sometimes gained unprecedented opportunities after the revolution. Others, born to “misfortune” as the daughters of nobles, parish priests, or thos ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 28th 1997 by Westview Press
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I can’t say enough good things about this book. The book is formed by a series of interviews with women who were born before the revolution and lived through to the end of the Soviet regime. The scale is fantastic, women from every walk of life talk about how leaders, decreed, biases and background would have effect on them. Some of the things within or horrifying, while others are starkly amazing. It’s refreshing to see the system through women, especially women who unintentionally tell the int ...more