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The Resource The search for a socialist El Dorado : Finnish immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s, Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala

The search for a socialist El Dorado : Finnish immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s, Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala

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The search for a socialist El Dorado : Finnish immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s
Title
The search for a socialist El Dorado
Title remainder
Finnish immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1930s, thousands of Finns emigrated from their communities in the United States and Canada to Soviet Karelia, a region in the Soviet Union where Finnish Communist mǐgrš were building a society to implement their ideals of socialist Finland. To their new socialist home, these immigrants brought critically needed skills, tools, machines, and money. Educated and skilled, American and Canadian Finns were regarded by Soviet authorities as agents of revolutionary transformations who would not only modernize the economy of Soviet Karelia, but also enlighten its society. North American immigrants, indeed, became active participants of socialist colonization of what Bolshevik leaders perceived as dark, uneducated and backward Soviet ethnic periphery. The Search for a Socialist El Dorado is the first comprehensive account in English of this fascinating story. Using a vast body of documentary sources from archives in Petrozavodsk and Moscow, Russian- and Finnish-language press and literature from the 1930s, oral history interviews and secondary literature, Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala explore in depth the "Karelian fever" among Finnish Americans and Canadians, and the lives of immigrants in the Soviet Union, their contribution to Soviet economy and culture, and their fates in the Great Terror
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Golubev, Alexey
Dewey number
305.894/54104715
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK511.K18
LC item number
G65 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Takala, Irina
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  • Finnish Americans
  • Finns
  • Karelia (Russia)
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Soviet Union
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Finnish Americans
  • Finns
  • Canada
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
The search for a socialist El Dorado : Finnish immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s, Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finnish immigrants in North America and Russia -- Two perspectives on Soviet immigration policy : Moscow and Petrozavodsk -- To Karelia! -- The failure of the immigration program -- American and Canadian immigrants in Soviet economy -- North American Finns in Soviet culture -- Challenges of cross-cultural communication -- American and Canadian Finns in the great terror -- Wartime and after
Control code
878136885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611861150
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878136885
Label
The search for a socialist El Dorado : Finnish immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s, Alexey Golubev and Irina Takala
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finnish immigrants in North America and Russia -- Two perspectives on Soviet immigration policy : Moscow and Petrozavodsk -- To Karelia! -- The failure of the immigration program -- American and Canadian immigrants in Soviet economy -- North American Finns in Soviet culture -- Challenges of cross-cultural communication -- American and Canadian Finns in the great terror -- Wartime and after
Control code
878136885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611861150
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878136885

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