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Russia's Factory Children (09 Edition)

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At the height of the Russian industrial revolution, legions of children toiled in factories, accounting for fifteen percent of the workforce. Yet, by the end of the nineteenth century, their numbers had been greatly reduced, thanks to legislation that sought to protect the welfare of children for the first time.

Russia's Factory Children presents the first English-language account of the changing role of children in the Russian workforce, from the onset of industrialization until the Communist Revolution of 1917, and profiles the laws that would establish children's labor rights.

In this compelling study, Boris B. Gorshkov examines the daily lives, working conditions, hours, wages, physical risks, and health dangers to children who labored in Russian factories. He also chronicles the evolving cultural mores that initially welcomed child labor practices but later shunned them.

Through extensive archival research, Gorshkov views the evolution of Russian child labor law as a reaction to the rise of industrialism and the increasing dangers of the workplace. Perhaps most remarkable is his revelation that activism, from the bourgeoisie, intellectuals, and children themselves, led to the conciliation of legislators and marked a progressive shift that would impact Russian society in the early twentieth century and beyond.

Synopsis:

The first English-language account of the changing role of children in the Russian workforce, from the onset of industrialization until the Communist Revolution of 1917, and profiles the laws that would establish children's labor rights.

About the Author

Boris B. Gorshkov is visiting assistant professor of Russian, European, and world history at Auburn University. He is the author of A Life Under Serfdom: Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-68, and has contributed articles to numerous books and journals, including Encyclopedia of Europe, 1794-1914 and Encyclopedia of European Social History, from 1300 to 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822960485
Author:
Gorshov, Boris B.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Author:
Gorshkov, Boris B.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Child labor - Russia - History - 19th century
Subject:
Manufacturing industries - Employees
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Russian East European
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 Illustrations
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

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