APOSTLES INTO TERRORISTS Women and the Revlutionary Movement in the Russia of Alexander II

Author: Broido (Vera)
Year: 1978
Publisher: Maurice Temple Smith
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 0851171621
Price: 5.00
Hardback. Russia in the 19th century was an extremely backward, authoritarian society. The tsars, resolved to maintain their iron grip on the Russian people, had virtually strangled the economy, subverted religious and cultural institutions to their own ends, and drained the people of their spirit. Yet from this repressed society emerged a remarkable group of women, enlightened in their thinking, determined in their fight for equal justice, dedicated to humanist and feminist principles, who made a major contribution to the revolutionary movement of their time. The author tells the story of Sofya Bardina, Vera Figner, Vera Zasulich, and many others who participated in the revolutionary movement between 1860 and 1880. They were populists who started out as peaceful propagandists and preachers among workers and peasants, but who gradually turned to political militancy, terrorism, and eventually regicide. As the author shows, they were also pioneers of female emancipation who supported feminist demands for higher education and economic independence for women. Illus., Notes, Bibliog. and Index. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in sl. sunned Vg+ dw.


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