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Author: Alan M. Ball
ISBN: 0520080106
Language: English
Pages: 356 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: University of California Press (February 4, 1994)
Rating: 4.4
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Alan Ball has done an excellent job resuscitating the besprizornye, the "lost children" of the Russian streets: the collateral residue of war and famine. They were a major social nuisance of Soviet life through WW II, the nucleus for not only the USSR's criminal gangs but also for the police and KGB. The ruthlessness of both was a direct product of loss of human and social ties, going certainly as far to explain the nasty tenor of early Soviet life as ideology or cults of personality. The Russian film "Vor (Thief)" explores the longterm effects on Soviet society.

Alan Ball's study of these abandoned children examines their lives and the strategies the government used to remove them from the .

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 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. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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. Warfare, epidemics, and famine left millions of Soviet children homeless during the 1920s.

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Ball, Alan M. And Now My Soul is Hardened: Abandoned Children in Soviet Russia, 1918-1930

Ball, Alan M. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994). In this work, Ball presents the other, darker side of Soviet childhood: homeless children of the 1920s. Ball argues that while the problem of street children (besprizorniki) existed in pre-revolutionary Russia, the numbers in which they existed in the decade following the Bolshevik revolution was staggering, and the largest in Russian history. He points to famine of 1920-1 in particular as having the greatest effect in turning children onto the streets.

Warfare, epidemics, and famine left millions of Soviet children homeless during the 1920s. University of California Press.

And Now My Soul Is Hardened: Abandoned Children in Soviet Russia, 1918-1930. 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.

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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.