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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
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 émigrés 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 2Karelian fever3 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. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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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 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Takala, Irina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finnish Americans
  • Finns
  • Karelia (Russia)
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Soviet Union
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
854906198
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781611861150
Isbn Type
(print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013023031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)854906198
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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
854906198
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781611861150
Isbn Type
(print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013023031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)854906198

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