MY NATIVE LAND by Anna Louise Strong


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A liberal -- a radical, one might say, comes back to her own country after years in Russia, and stays to find much too much to praise and much to condemn. She travels by car from the Northwest to the Southeast, talking to all sorts and conditions of men, -- employed and unemployed, CCC workers, WPA, politicians, strikers, labor leaders, industrialists, administrators, educators. She sees the Coulee Dam, the T V A, lumber camps, industrial plants. She strives to catch the spirit of her native land -- and to weight its virtues against those of Soviet Russia, which she recognizes through its regimentation, poverty and militarism. She is now critical, now praising the President. Not a book for the ultra-conservative, but a book written sincerely and sympathetically. It might be defined as the woman's side of Let The People Talk.

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1940
Publisher: Viking