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Title Five sisters : women against the tsar / edited and translated from the Russian by Barbara Alpern Engel and Clifford N. Rosenthal
Published DeKalb, Illinois : NIU Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents Vera Figner -- Vera Zasulich -- Praskovia Ivanovskaia -- Olga Liubatovich -- Elizaveta Kovalskaia
Summary "Violent movements that opposed the existing political order erupted all over Europe in the course of the 19th century. Nowhere was revolutionary violence more visible and dramatic than in Russia. There, revolutionaries took the lives of dozens of people, most, though not all of them, high officials. Accrpting the label "terrorist" as a badge of honor, the revolutionaries insisted upon the morality and justice of their cause, and they were fully prepared to sacrifice their own lives for the sake of it. ... The daring youg women who tell their stories in this book shared this goal and participated actively in efforts to realize it. Vera Figner presided over the remnants of the People's Will after it assassinated Tsar Alexander II. Vera Zasulich's attempt to assassinate the governor of St. Petersburg made her a heroine to Western European leftists as well as much of the Russian public. Olga Liubatovich belonged to one of the first groups of revolutionary propagandists to take jobs as factory laborers. Praskovia Ivanovskaia became a typesetter for the press that presented the movement's goals to a broader public. Elizaveta Kowalskaia, a peasant by birth, envisioned terror as the mean to relieve economic oppression. ..."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Figner, Vera, 1852-1942
Zasulich, V. I., 1849-1919.
Figner, Vera, 1852-1942.
Zasulich, V. I., 1849-1919.
Radicalism -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Women revolutionaries -- Russia -- Biography
Politics and government.
Women revolutionaries.
Russia -- Politics and government -- 1855-1881.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Engel, Barbara Alpern, editor, translator
Rosenthal, Clifford N., editor, translator
ISBN 9781609090838