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Brew Pub Book Club: Broads, Books, and Beer
June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Hosted by Cleveland Public Library, discover the lives of extraordinary women on the second Wednesday of each month at Masthead Brewery.
June 13, 2018
American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream
by Julia L. Mickenberg
Professor Mickenberg limns the many intrepid women who finagled their way into Russia, starting in the late nineteenth century, to help with everything that needed to be done, and that was a lot. Many of these American women in Russia came to support not just children or communism but also what they saw as great freedoms for women, freedoms not offered in the U.S. in the 1900s abortion rights, maternity benefits, child care supported by the state, and more. Though success stories are here, so is much disillusionment, as the reality failed to meet the promise.” Booklist Review