Alexandra Kollontai - the only woman member of the Bolshevik central committee and the USSR's first Minister of Social Welfare - is known today as a historic contributor to the international women's movement, and as one of the growth of the bureaucracy in the young socialist state. She wrote extensively - between the 1900s and her death in 1952 - and this volume gives a presentation of how her ideals developed in articles, speeches, diaries, works of fiction, and excerpts from full-length books.

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