Up from Serfdom : My Childhood and Youth in Russia, 1804-1824.

"It was the arbitrary nature of the serfholder's power that weighed on serfs like Nikitenko, for as they discovered, even the most benevolent patron could turn overnight into an overbearing tyrant. In that respect, serfdom and slavery were the same."-Peter Kolchin, from the foreword A...

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Author / Creator: Nikitenko, Aleksandr.
Other Authors / Creators:Jacobson, Helen Saltz.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Foreword by Peter Kolchin
  • Translator's Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • Maps
  • Up from Serfdom
  • 1. My Roots
  • 2. My Parents
  • 3. Father's First Attempt to Introduce Truth Where It Wasn't Wanted
  • 4. My Early Childhood
  • 5. Exile
  • 6. Home from Exile
  • 7. Father Returns from St. Petersburg
  • 8. 1811: New Place, New Faces
  • 9. Our Life in Pisaryevka, 1812-1815
  • 10. School
  • 11. Fate Strikes Again
  • 12. Waiting in Voronezh
  • 13. Ostrogozhsk: I Go Out into the World
  • 14. My Friends and Activities in Ostrogozhsk
  • 15. My Friends in the Military
  • General Yuzefovich
  • The Death of My Father
  • 16. Farewell, Ostrogozhsk
  • 17. Home Again in Ostrogozhsk
  • 18. The Dawn of a New Day
  • 19. St. Petersburg: My Struggle for Freedom
  • Translator's Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Index.