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Title A revolution of their own : voices of women in Soviet history / edited by Barbara Alpern Engel and Anastasia Posadskaya-Vanderbeck ; translated by Sona Hoisington
Published Boulder, Colo : Westview Press, 1998
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Contents Living someone else's life / Anna Akimovna Dubova -- Taking advantage of new opportunities / Sofia Nikandrovna Pavlova -- Daughter of a village priest / Vera Konstantinovna Fleisher -- Overcoming an "incorrect" birth / Antonina Aleksandrovna Berezhnaia -- A life in a peasant village / Irina Ivanovna Kniazeva -- From peasant to journalist / Elena Grigorievna Ponomarenko -- Under a sword of Damocles / Elena Trofimovna Dolgikh -- Four years as a frontline physician / Vera Ivanovna Malakhova
Summary "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 those peasants termed well-to-do, suffered bitterly as enemies to a new government. The women interviewed here speak candidly about family life, work, sexual relations, marriage and divorce, childbirth and child rearing, and legalized abortion and the underground pursuit of such services after abortion was outlawed in 1936." "A Revolution of Their Own illuminates the harsh reality of women's daily lives in the Soviet Union as no previous book has done, as well as reveals the accomplishments made possible by the expanded opportunities that the new Soviet government provided for women."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-230) and index
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Translated from the Russian
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Subject Women and communism -- Soviet Union -- Case studies.
Women -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Women -- Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Biography.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Engel, Barbara Alpern.
Hoisington, Sona Stephan, 1941-
Posadskaya-Vanderbeck, Anastasia.
ISBN 0813347025 (electronic bk.)
1429489715 (electronic bk.)
9780813347028 (electronic bk.)
9781429489713 (electronic bk.)
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(paperback; alk. paper)