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RANSEL, David L.

Title Mothers of Misery Child Abandonment in Russia
Publisher Princeton Princeton University Press
Date 1988
Book ID 27944
First Edition  


Paperback, 344pp., with b/w illustrations, figures, apps., index, bibliography. Used; Like New At the height of its operation in the second half of the nineteenth century, the central foundling home in Moscow was receiving 17,000 children each year. The home dispatched most to wet nurses and foster care in the countryside, where at any one time it supervised over 40,000 children in Moscow province and six adjoining provinces. Established by Empress Catherine II in the middle of the eighteenth century, the two central foundling homes.
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