Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/UK_bncw.txt
It is not surprising that the general trends for the indigenous population of the Russian colony of Siberia from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century were that some individuals, mainly "chiefs or traders, adapted to the ways of their conquerors and became successful according to the standards of Russian society, while the mass of their compatriots, exploited by the Russian system and lacking any means of redress, fell increasingly into poverty and degradation.
It was because of this, along with the commonplaces of fashionable racial theory, that most educated Russians at the beginning of the twentieth century were convinced that practically all the smaller peoples of Siberia were irrevocably doomed to extinction.
Sheila Rowbotham Revolt in Roundhay At seventeen I liked Nescafe, sausages, cooking apples and Camus.
I fancied myself as an incipient existentialist.
I wore black stockings, tight skirts from Leeds C & A cheaper separates, the largest black sweater I could find and black high heels.
I put eye-liner round my eyes and green eyeshadow on my lids.
I made my face and lips as white as I could.
I aimed to get long straight hair -- but it was really bouffant growing out.
Some social pressures were impossible to resist.