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Role of Women Under Stalin

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What was the role and status of women in Russia from 1924-1941 under Josef Stalin? Internal Assessment Coral Millican Standard Level History Candidate # Word Count: Table of Contents Plan of Investigation 3 Summary of Evidence 3 Evaluation of Sources 6 Analysis 8 Conclusion 10 Notes 11 List of Sources 13 Plan of Investigation What was the role and status of women in Russia from 1924-1941 under Josef Stalin? This topic is going to be investigated because over the course of Russian history, each leader, from Lenin to Stalin to Khrushchev, had a different position regarding the role and status of women, as Stalin was Russia's leader during World War II, this investigation will focus on the role and status of women under Stalin. This investigation will consider women's influence in politics under Stalin's rule. The rights of women concerning their own bodies will be investigated. The source that will give the best insight into how women were treated by Stalin is the book Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. One of the sources, Women Under Stalin, discusses how the Five Year Plans affected women, this is going to be an important document for the investigation because the Five Year Plans were Stalin's creations and directly express how he influenced the role of women. ...read more.


Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development, and Social Change. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1978. Origin: The origin of this source is a book entitled Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development, and Social Change, published in Los Angeles in 1978, by the University of California Press. The author Gail Warshofsky Lapidus. Purpose: The purpose of this source is for the author to record her opinions on the Equality, Development, and Social Change of Women's roles in the Soviet Society. It chronicles the changes in women's roles over a century and how the different political leaders influenced their status. Value: The value of this source to this investigation comes primarily from the first and second chapters; they deal with life for women in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1941, including some of the social changes that women underwent between Lenin and Stalin. The author is a Russian author who has published multiple books on this topic and other women's issues in Russia. Limitations: The limitations of this source are that it is published after the fact, in 1978, and will most likely have some hindsight bias as it was previously defined. Analysis Although Stalin permitted more females to join the Communist party, their impact on the party did not rise in accordance to their membership. ...read more.


Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d= 28585174. Van Gorp, Katrina. Women Under Stalin. http://web.archive.org/web/20040423084233/ http:/www.dickinson.edu/~history/dictators/stalin_women.html. 2004. 1 Wilma Rule and Norma C. Noonan, Russian Women in Politics and Society, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996), http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d =28585174, 18. 2 Rule and Noonan, Russian Women, 18. 3 Rule and Noonan, Russian Women, 24. 4 Rule and Noonan, Russian Women, 18. 5 Stephen J. Lee, European Dictatorships, 1918-1945, 2nd ed., (New York: Routledge, 2000), 67. 6 Lee, European Dictatorships, 68. 7 Lee, European Dictatorships, 65. 8 Katrina Van Gorp, Women Under Stalin, http://web.archive.org/web/20040423 084233/http:/www.dickinson.edu/~history/dictators/stalin_women.html, 2004. 9 Simon Seabag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, (New York: Vintage Books, 2003), 479. 10 Montefiore, Stalin, 479. 11 Adam Jones, "Case Study: Stalin's Purges," http://www.genocide.org/case_ stalin.html, 1999. 12 Van Gorp, Women Under Stalin. 13 Gail Warshofsky Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society: Equality, Development, and Social Change, (Los Angeles: University of California Press) 1978, 99. 14 Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society, 99. 15 Van Gorp, Women Under Stalin. 16 Mary Buckley, Women and Ideology in the Soviet Union, (Michigan: University of Michigan Press) 1989, 131. 17 Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society, 112-113. 18 Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society, 113. 19 Buckley, Women and Ideology, 134. 20 Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society, 115. 21 Buckley, Women and Ideology, 116. 22 Rule and Noonan, Russian Women, 19. 23 Buckley, Women and Ideology, 134. 24 Montefiore, Stalin, 479. 25 Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society, 114. ?? ?? ?? ?? Millican 11 Candidate #0847-0001 ...read more.

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