Northern Illinois University Press

Peasant Russia

Family and Community in the Post-Emancipation Period

Christine D. Worobec

Winner of the 1994 Heldt Prize
Winner of the Ohio Academy of History Book Prize

"An outstanding volume.... Worobec's splendid book brings us closer to understanding the fiber of peasant society and the dynamics of the family."American Historical Review

"An enjoyable and informative book."Slavic Review

"The most comprehensive recent book of its kind ... a major contribution.... Beautifully written and well-researched."Canadian Slavonic Papers

(1995) 271 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87580-570-2
paper $20.00

Table of Contents

I. Resources and Obligations
II. Family Rebirth: The Customs of Property Devolution
III. Family Life Cycle and Household Structures
IV. New Players, Old Games: Courtship under the Community's Watchful Eye
V. Marriage: Family and Community Renewal
VI. The Culture of Patriarchy

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-570-2
paper $20.00