Map Bessarabia, the Ethnographical Map.

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Title

  • Bessarabia, the Ethnographical Map.

Summary

  • In the spring of 1919 Captain John Kaba of the United States Army completed a two-month survey of political and economic conditions in Bessarabia (present-day Moldova) on behalf of the American Relief Administration, the organization established by the United States Congress to provide humanitarian assistance and combat mass starvation in Europe in the immediate aftermath of World War I. Kaba published his findings in a report entitled Politico-economic Review of Basarabia, issued on June 30, 1919. This map accompanied the report. It uses colored circles to show the size and ethnic composition of the populations of the towns and cities of the province. The colored bar graph to the left of the map provides a key to the circles, and gives the breakdown by ethnic group for all 3 million people in Bessarabia. The leading groups by size of population are listed as Roumanians (known as Moldavians in Russia), Jews, Ucranians [sic], Russians, "Roumaniens who have become Russians or Rutenians," Germans (Colonists), Gypsies, Bulgarians (Colonists), Lipovenians (Old Believer Russians), Cossacks, Bulgarian-Turkish, Polish, Armenians, and various other nationalities. The table on the lower left of the map provides statistics on agricultural production; religious establishments; the populations of cities, towns, and counties; occupations of the inhabitants of the province; government budgets; the press; and schools, public health, and various other topics. The map shows internal boundaries between voloste and districts, monasteries, railway lines, stations, and bridges. The scale is in kilometers.

Contributor Names

  • American Relief Administration Associated Name.
  • Kaba, John Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1919-06-30.

Subject Headings

  • -  Moldova
  • -  Ukraine
  • -  1916
  • -  Economic conditions
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Population--Statistics

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Scale approximately 1:460,000"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : color ; 93 x 77 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668672

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

American Relief Administration Associated Name, and John Creator Kaba. Bessarabia, the Ethnographical Map. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -06-30, 1919] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668672/.

APA citation style:

American Relief Administration Associated Name & Kaba, J. C. (1919) Bessarabia, the Ethnographical Map. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -06-30] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668672/.

MLA citation style:

American Relief Administration Associated Name, and John Creator Kaba. Bessarabia, the Ethnographical Map. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -06-30, 1919] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668672/>.