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American Women and the Russian Revolution – Then and Now

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Jan 24 2018
American Women and the Russian Revolution – Then and Now

Presentation by Laurie S. Stoff, Ph.D., Senior Honors Faculty Fellow, Faculty Affiliate, Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Arizona State University

During the revolutionary year of 1917, there were many foreigners present in Russia who observed the events and offered their commentary. Among them were a number of American women, including journalists such as Louisa Bryant, war correspondents such as Bessie Beatty, political activists such as Emma Goldman, and important personages such as the Countess Speransky, née Julia Grant (granddaughter of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant), who recorded their impressions of the upheaval in poignant eyewitness accounts. Their reflections indicate the

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