The Search for a Socialist El Dorado: Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s

The Search for a Socialist El Dorado: Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s

by Alexey Golubev, Irina Takala

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611861150
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 895,446
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alexey Golubev is a Lecturer in the Department of History of Northern Europe at Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU)and PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia.
Irina Takala is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of History of Northern Europe at Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Finnish Immigrants in North America and Russia 1

Chapter 2 Two Perspectives on Soviet Immigration Policy: Moscow and Petrozavodsk 15

Chapter 3 To Karelia! 27

Chapter 4 The Failure of the Immigration Program 51

Chapter 5 American and Canadian Immigrants in the Soviet Economy 69

Chapter 6 North American Finns in Soviet Culture 89

Chapter 7 Challenges of Cross-Cultural Communication 109

Chapter 8 American and Canadian Finns in the Great Terror 121

Chapter 9 Wartime and After 157

Conclusion 171

Notes 175

Bibliography 215

Index 233

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