In a Generous Spirit

In a Generous Spirit

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Dorothy Markey's family and culture prepared her to be a proper southern lady. Yet Markey broke free of her cultural bonds and became, instead, a feminist, a communist, and, under the pen name Myra Page, a radical journalist and novelist. Her activism on behalf of social justice, racial equality, and women's rights spanned the 1920s through her death in 1993. Page's work carried her far from her Virginia home to Moscow, Mexico, the rural South, and New York. As a journalist she wrote for the Daily Worker, the New Masses, Working Woman, and Southern Worker. Her novels captured workers' struggles in an authentic voice: The Gathering Storm, Daughter of the Hills, and Moscow Yankee. With consummate skill, Christina Baker weaves together historical research, her own and others' conversations with Page, and Page's letters and other writings. The resulting narrative is a vivid recreation of the life of an uncommon woman and her more than seventy years of striving for the things she believed in.The bugs were so determined to get into our bed that they crawled across the ceiling and dropped down. In the factories, the more ... I attended Italian affairs with him where people waved the black Anarchist flag. Thousands attended, and itanbsp;...

Title:In a Generous Spirit
Author:Christina Looper Baker, Myra Page
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1996


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