Mothers of Misery: Child Abandonment in Russia - Princeton Legacy Library 3669 by David L. Ransel
At the height of its activity in the second half of the 19th century, the central fishing house in Moscow received 17,000 children each year. Most of the house was…
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At the height of its activity in the second half of the 19th century, the central fishing house in Moscow received 17,000 children each year. Most of the house was sent to infant nurses and bailresses in the countryside, where at any time it oversaw more than 40,000 children in Moscow and six neighboring provinces.
It was founded by Empress Catherine II in the mid-18th century. The two central founding houses (and the other in St.
Petersburg) were designed to deal humanely with the growing problems of giving birth, killing children and serving as social laboratories for the education of craftsmen and artisans. David Ranssel explores the establishment and management of these institutions, shows how they act as a point of contact between the educated community and the village, and compares them with the European welfare programs on which they are designed.
"There were two basic houses in Russia, one in Moscow, one in St. Petersburg ...
[In this book] no significant aspect of its history remained intact, and many of the issues that were described and analyzed in rich detail ... In particular, the history of the Russian countryside over 150 years, or, more accurately, the inner regions of the two capitals.
The interaction between the city and the countryside became much more "Reginald e Zielnik", the American Historical Review originally published in 1988. The PrincetonLibrary The latest on-demand printing technology to make available books that were not previously printed The PrincetonLegacyLibrary aims to increase access to the rich scientific heritage of thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its inception In 1905..
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