Amanda R. Reid is a graduate student and teaching assistant in the History Department. She hails from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and earned her B.S. in Social Studies Education from Elizabethtown College. Ms. Reid's research interests include American history and gender studies. She would like to thank Dr. Lynne Hartnett for her suggestions and encouragement on this project, her first foray into Soviet history. Ms. Reid plans to pursue a teaching career upon graduation.