London: Henry S. King, 1892. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #304861
The famine of 1891 and 1892 was one of the most severe agricultural crises to strike Russia during the nineteenth century. In the spring of 1891 a serious drought caused crops to fail along the Volga and in many other grain-producing provinces. The disaster came on the heels of a series of poor harvests, its impact worsened by endemic peasant poverty and low productivity. The population of the affected areas had few reserves of food and faced the prospect of mass starvation. The provinces of Samara and Saratov were hit hard by the famine. It was reported that in Samara more than half of the population was destitute. Maps of the famine zone show that the area around Norka experienced total crop failure (NorkaRussia). Published in The Nineteenth Century journal, a publication started in 1877 by James Knowles. Many of the early contributors to The Nineteenth Century were members of the Metaphysical Society. The journal was intended to publish debate by leading intellectuals. Its interests were in science, morality, public affairs and standards, philosophy, religion, etc. In 1901, the title was changed to The Nineteenth Century and After. Note; these are original articles separated from larger volumes, not reprints or copies. 15 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Nineteenth Century Magazine; Collections; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 304861. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
Keywords: BZDB395 Nineteenth Century Magazine; Collections; New Arrivals; The Russian Famine of 189192 Two related articles of this significant event published in 1892 1 The horrors of hunger An appeal for funds by the Red Cross Society of Samara in Russia to