Ransel, David L.
Title MOTHERS OF MISERY: Child Abandonment in Russia
Book Condition Faint soiling to the covers, else near fine in burgundy cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustraton ''A Mother'' by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. 330 pages, thirteen b&w illustrations, nineteen figures, twenty-eight tables, bibliography, and an index.
Edition First edition.
Publisher Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, (1988).
069105522X / 9780691055220
Seller ID 33309.00
A history of the homes for abandoned children that were established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Empress Catherine II, and reached their peak in the late nineteenth century when the Moscow homes were receiving 17,000 children each year.
Russian History. Children and Childhood.