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By Julia L. Mickenberg

If you have been an self sustaining, adventurous, liberated American girl within the Nineteen Twenties or Nineteen Thirties the place may you have got sought get away from the restrictions and compromises of bourgeois residing? Paris and the Left financial institution fast are evoked. yet could you've ever considered Russia and the wilds of Siberia? This selection used to be no longer as strange because it turns out now. As Julia L. Mickenberg uncovers in American women in pink Russia, there's a forgotten counterpoint to the tale of the misplaced new release: starting within the overdue 19th century, Russian innovative ideology attracted many girls, together with suffragists, reformers, educators, reporters, and artists, in addition to curious tourists. a few have been recognized, like Isadora Duncan or Lillian Hellman; a few have been devoted radicals, although extra have been simply intrigued by way of the “Soviet experiment.” yet all got here to Russia looking for social preparations that will be extra equitable, simply, and pleasurable. And such a lot finally have been dissatisfied, a few by way of the mundane realities, others by means of scary truths.

Mickenberg finds the complicated causes that drew American girls to Russia as they sought types for a progressive new period within which ladies will be no longer simply self sustaining of fellows, but in addition equivalent developers of a brand new society. Soviet girls, in any case, earned the suitable to vote in 1917, and so they had abortion rights, estate rights, the best to divorce, maternity merits, and state-supported childcare. Even girls from Soviet nationwide minorities—many lately unveiled—became public figures, as African American and Jewish ladies famous. but as Mickenberg’s collective biography exhibits, 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 ladies in pink Russia recounts the stories of girls who kept ravenous young ones from the Russian famine, labored on rural communes in Siberia, wrote for Moscow or ny newspapers, or played on Soviet levels. Mickenberg eventually tells those forgotten tales, jam-packed with wish and grave disappointments.


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