The War Against the Peasantry, 1927-1930: The Tragedy of the Soviet Countryside
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BeschreibungThe collectivization of Soviet agriculture in the late 1920s and 1930s forever altered the country's social and economic landscape. It became the first of a series of bloody landmarks that would come to define Stalinism. This revelatory book presents--with analysis and commentary--the most important primary Soviet documents dealing with the brutal economic and cultural subjugation of the Russian peasantry. Drawn from previously unavailable and in many cases unknown archives, these harrowing documents provide the first unimpeded view of the experience of the peasantry during the years 1927-1930. The book, the first of four in the series, covers the background of collectivization, its violent implementation, and the mass peasant revolt that ensued. For its insights into the horrific fate of the Russian peasantry and into Stalin's dictatorship, "The War Against the Peasantry "takes""its place an as unparalleled resource."
PortraitLynne Viola is professor of history, University of Toronto. The late V. P. Danilov was a member of the Institute of History at the Russian Academy of Sciences. N. A. Ivnitskii is a member of the Institute of History at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Denis Kozlov is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto.
Pressestimmen"This volume - one of the most exciting in the Annals of Communism series - uncovers the Stalinist decision- and policy-making processes at work on momentous new directions for the countryside. A remarkable achievement!" Mark von Hagen, Columbia University"
Untertitel: 'Annals of Communism'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: YALE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 427 Seiten