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Author Viola, Lynne, author

Title Peasant rebels under Stalin : collectivization and the culture of peasant resistance / Lynne Viola
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages)
Contents Contents; Introduction; 1. The Last and Most Decisive Battle: Collectivization as Civil War; 2. The Mark of Antichrist: Rumors and the Ideology of Peasant Resistance; 3. "We Have No Kulaks Here": Peasant Luddism, Evasion, and Self-Help; 4. Sawed-Off Shotguns and the Red Rooster: Peasant Terror and Civil War; 5. March Fever: Peasant Rebels and Kulak Insurrection; 6. "We Let the Women Do the Talking": Bab'i Bunty and the Anatomy of Peasant Revolt; 7. On the Sly: Everyday Forms of Resistance in the Collective Farm, 1930 and Beyond; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Based on newly declassified Soviet archives, including secret police reports, Peasant Rebels Under Stalin documents the active history of the vast peasant rebellion against collectivization between 1928-1932. Lynn Viola reveals the manifestation in Stalin's Russia of universal strategies of peasant resistance in what amounted to virtual civil war between state and peasantry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-303) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collectivization of agriculture -- Soviet Union.
Government, Resistance to -- Soviet Union -- History.
Peasant uprisings -- Soviet Union.
USSR -- Economic policy -- 1928-1932.
USSR -- History -- 1917-1936.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0198026226
1423760441 (electronic bk.)
9781423760443 (electronic bk.)