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And now my soul is hardened : abandoned children in Soviet Russia, 1918-1930

Author: Alan M Ball
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Warfare, epidemics, and famine left millions of Soviet children homeless during the 1920s. Many became beggars, prostitutes, and thieves, and were denizens of both secluded underworld haunts and bustling train stations. Alan Ball's study of these abandoned children examines their lives and the strategies the government used to remove them from the streets lest they threaten plans to mold a new socialist generation.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan M Ball
ISBN: 0520080106 9780520080102 0520206940 9780520206946
OCLC Number: 27266737
Description: xxi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Note on Renamed Cities --
Introduction: Tragedy's Offspring --
1. Children of the Street --
2. Beggars, Peddlers, and Prostitutes --
3. From You I Can Expect No Pity --
4. Children of the State --
5. Primeval Chaos --
6. Florists and Professors --
7. Progress and Frustration --
Conclusion: On the Road to Life?
Responsibility: Alan M. Ball.
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