This book is a social and economic history of the foreign settlers who emigrated to the Volga region in Russia in the eighteenth century. Concentrating on the years 1860-1917, a period of rapid change in Russia, it is at once a detailed look at life in the lower Volga valley and a vital chapter in the history of the Russian Empire.
From Privileged to Dispossessed
James W. Long's book shatters the prevailing view of the Volga Germans in Russia, showing them not untouched by time but remarkably adaptable to ever-changing circumstances. He makes extensive use of rare materials from major Soviet reserch libraries and of oral interviews with Volga German Immigrants.
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