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Female Agrarian Workers in Early Twentieth-Century Hungary: The Making of Class- and Gender-Based Solidarities

Female Agrarian Workers in Early Twentieth-Century Hungary: The Making of Class- and Gender-Based... the source Female Agrarian Workers in Early Twentieth-Century Hungary The Making of Class- and Gender-Based Solidarities Introduction: Susan Zimmermann Source Translation: Piroska Nagy Source translated and discussed: Lett er, sent by Mrs. István Bordás and Mrs. Gábor Magyar to Róza (Rosika) Schwimmer, dated 1 June 1908, National Archives of Hun- gary—National Archives (Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Országos Levéltára, MNLOL), Fond P 999, Feminist Association, 1904–1959, batch 5, no. 40, handwritt en. The lett er, published here in English translation, is one of a few existing sources in which a poor woman peasant worker living in Hungary during the Habsburg Mon- archy speaks about the experiences and struggles of women belonging to her social group in her own voice. Mrs. István Bordás penned her lett er at a moment best de- scribed as an exceptional confl uence of three greater historical contexts in the “giant village” of Balmazújváros, her home community: the gendered history of agrarian so- cialism; the Hungarian suff rage struggle, in which gender played an important if oft en unacknowledged role; and contact between women belonging to radically diff erent social classes involved in the political struggles of the time. The lett er, dated Monday, 1 June 1908, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

Female Agrarian Workers in Early Twentieth-Century Hungary: The Making of Class- and Gender-Based Solidarities

Aspasia , Volume 12 (1) – Mar 1, 2018

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1933-2882
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the source Female Agrarian Workers in Early Twentieth-Century Hungary The Making of Class- and Gender-Based Solidarities Introduction: Susan Zimmermann Source Translation: Piroska Nagy Source translated and discussed: Lett er, sent by Mrs. István Bordás and Mrs. Gábor Magyar to Róza (Rosika) Schwimmer, dated 1 June 1908, National Archives of Hun- gary—National Archives (Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Országos Levéltára, MNLOL), Fond P 999, Feminist Association, 1904–1959, batch 5, no. 40, handwritt en. The lett er, published here in English translation, is one of a few existing sources in which a poor woman peasant worker living in Hungary during the Habsburg Mon- archy speaks about the experiences and struggles of women belonging to her social group in her own voice. Mrs. István Bordás penned her lett er at a moment best de- scribed as an exceptional confl uence of three greater historical contexts in the “giant village” of Balmazújváros, her home community: the gendered history of agrarian so- cialism; the Hungarian suff rage struggle, in which gender played an important if oft en unacknowledged role; and contact between women belonging to radically diff erent social classes involved in the political struggles of the time. The lett er, dated Monday, 1 June 1908,

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