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Author Viola, Lynne.

Title Peasant rebels under Stalin : collectivization and the culture of peasant resistance / Lynne Viola
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages)
Contents The Last and Most Decisive Battle: Collectivization as Civil War -- The Mark of Antichrist: Rumors and the Ideology of Peasant Resistance -- "We Have No Kulaks Here": Peasant Luddism, Evasion, and Self-Help -- Sawed-Off Shotguns and the Red Rooster: Peasant Terror and Civil War --March Fever: Peasant Rebels and Kulak Insurrection -- "We Let the Women Do the Talking": Bab'i Bunty and The Anatomy of Peasant Revolt -- On the Sky: Everyday Forms of Resistance in the Collective Farm, 1930 and Beyond
Summary In this pathbreaking study, Lynne Viola produces a monumental history of the vast peasant rebellion against collectivization. Peasant Rebels Under Stalin retrieves a lost chapter from the history of Stalin's Russia. This chapter is of immense significance because the peasant revolt against collectivization was the most violent and sustained resistance to the Soviet state after the Russian Civil War. This book presents the history of a peasantry on the brink of destruction. It is a study in peasant culture, politics, and community seen through the prism of resistance. Based on newly declassified Soviet archives, including secret police reports, Peasant Rebels Under Stalin documents the manifestation in Stalin's Russia of universal strategies of peasant resistance in what amounted to a virtual civil war between state and peasantry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-303) and index
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Subject Collectivization of agriculture -- Soviet Union -- History.
Government, Resistance to -- Soviet Union -- History.
Peasant uprisings -- Soviet Union -- History.
USSR -- Economic policy -- 1928-1932.
USSR -- Rural conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1602563861 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781602563865 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
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