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Forgotten Lives
The Role of Lenin's Sisters in the Russian Revolution, 1864-1937
 
 
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22 Aug 2007
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The lives of Lenin's sisters, Anna, Ol'ga and Mariia Ul'ianova, have largely been ignored in English-language histories of the Russian revolutionary movement. Forgotten Lives is the first English-language monograph to explore fully their lives and work, and the role they played in the Russian Revolution. It traces Ol'ga's youth and tragic early death while at university, and explores Anna and Mariia's early revolutionary careers and contributions to the underground movement. It follows the sisters' work for the Party and the state after the Bolshevik seziure of power in October 1917 and explores the sisters' relationship with Lenin and how they coped with Stalin's rise to power. The portrayal of the sisters in Soviet and English-language histories is also discussed, with a view to correcting some of the misconceptions about them and restoring these largely forgotten lives to the history of the revolution.


Description

The lives of Lenin's sisters, Anna, Ol'ga and Mariia Ul'ianova, have largely been ignored in English-language histories of the Russian revolutionary movement. Forgotten Lives is the first English-language monograph to explore fully their lives and work, and the role they played in the Russian Revolution. It traces Ol'ga's youth and tragic early death while at university, and explores Anna and Mariia's early revolutionary careers and contributions to the underground movement. It follows the sisters' work for the Party and the state after the Bolshevik seziure of power in October 1917 and explores the sisters' relationship with Lenin and how they coped with Stalin's rise to power. The portrayal of the sisters in Soviet and English-language histories is also discussed, with a view to correcting some of the misconceptions about them and restoring these largely forgotten lives to the history of the revolution.


Reviews


'...Turton has succeeded in (re)asserting the role of Lenin's sisters in the Russian revolution.' - Jane McDermid, Europe-Asia Studies
 
'Katy Turton's book makes a valuable contribution not only to Russian and Soviet women's history but also to studies of the changing trajectories of the Russian revolutionary movement...It is accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students alike, as well as providing as useful resource for researchers. If future biographers of Lenin chose to write their accounts without reference to Turton's study they will be doing us a great disservice.' - Melanie Ilic, Revolutionary Russia


Contents

System of Transliteration and Clarification of Dates
Introduction: Forgotten Lives
Childhood and Education
The Underground
From Saratov to February
The Revolution Realised
The New Order
The Sisters and History
Conclusion
Appendix 1 - The Ul'ianov Family Tree
Appendix 2 - Chronology
Appendix 3 - Glossary of Names
Appendix 4 - Bibliography of Works by Anna Il'inichna Ul'ianova-Elizarova
Appendix 5 - Bibliography of Works by Mariia Il'inichna Ul'ianova
Bibliography


Authors

KATY TURTON is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde, UK, and completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2004. She joined Queen's University, Belfast, as a lecturer in European History in 2005. Her research interests include the role of women in the Russian revolutionary movement.