Building that bright future : Soviet Karelia in the life writing of Finnish North Americans /

"Building that Bright Future examines letters and memoirs of Finnish North Americans to provide a rare glimpse of daily life in the 1930s from the edge of the Soviet Union."--

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Author / Creator: Saramo, Samira (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2022]
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Map of Karelia
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Question of Karjala: Contextualizing the Karelian "Fever"
  • 2. Our Comrades Are Leaving Again: Moving to Soviet Karelia
  • 3. ... Of Course Not Like There: Karelian Living Conditions as Experienced by Finnish North Americans
  • 4. The Golden Fund of Karelia: Childhood in Finnish North American Karelia
  • 5. Isn't It a Different Land, This Sickle and Hammer Land?: Working in Soviet Karelia
  • 6. All Kinds of Hustle and Bustle: Social Life, Community Involvement, and Leisure
  • 7. Karelia Is Soaked in the Blood of Innocent People: Writing about the Great Terror
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography