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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. The "rehabilitation" of these youths and the results years later are an important lesson in Soviet history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520206946
ISBN-10: 0520206940
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan M. Ball

Alan M. Ball is Associate Professor of History at Marquette University and the author of Russia's Last Capitalists: The Nepmen, 1921-1929 (California, 1987).

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