Peasant Rebels Under Stalin

Author: Lynne Viola
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195351323
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The first book to document the peasant rebellion against Soviet collectivization, Peasant Rebels Under Stalin retrieves a crucial lost chapter from the history of Stalinist Russia. The peasant revolt against collectivization, as reconstructed by author Lynne Viola, was the most violent and sustained resistance to the Soviet state after the Russian Civil War. Conservative estimates suggest that over the course of the 1020s and early 1930s, more than 1,100 people were assassinated, more than 13,000 villages rioted, and over 2.5 million people participated in this active struggle of resistance. This book is about the men and women who tried to preserve their families, communities, and beliefs from the depredations of Stalinism. Their acts were often heroic, but these heroes were homespun, ordinary people who were driven to acts of desperation by cruel and brutal state policies. This is a study of peasant community, culture, and politics through the prism of resistance. Based on newly declassified Soviet archives, including previously inaccessible OGPU (secret police) reports, Viola's work 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. This book is must reading for scholars of Soviet history, Stalinism, popular resistance, and Russian peasant culture.

Tribal Nation

Author: Adrienne Lynn Edgar
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691127999
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On October 27, 1991, the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Hammer and sickle gave way to a flag, a national anthem, and new holidays. Seven decades earlier, Turkmenistan had been a stateless conglomeration of tribes. What brought about this remarkable transformation? Tribal Nation addresses this question by examining the Soviet effort in the 1920s and 1930s to create a modern, socialist nation in the Central Asian Republic of Turkmenistan. Adrienne Edgar argues that the recent focus on the Soviet state as a "maker of nations" overlooks another vital factor in Turkmen nationhood: the complex interaction between Soviet policies and indigenous notions of identity. In particular, the genealogical ideas that defined premodern Turkmen identity were reshaped by Soviet territorial and linguistic ideas of nationhood. The Soviet desire to construct socialist modernity in Turkmenistan conflicted with Moscow's policy of promoting nationhood, since many Turkmen viewed their "backward customs" as central to Turkmen identity. Tribal Nation is the first book in any Western language on Soviet Turkmenistan, the first to use both archival and indigenous-language sources to analyze Soviet nation-making in Central Asia, and among the few works to examine the Soviet multinational state from a non-Russian perspective. By investigating Soviet nation-making in one of the most poorly understood regions of the Soviet Union, it also sheds light on broader questions about nationalism and colonialism in the twentieth century.

Rethinking Revolutionary Change In Europe

Author: Bailey Stone
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538131382
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"Reconsidering the English, French, and Russian revolutions, this book offers an important approach to the theoretical and comparative study of revolutions. Stone proposes an innovative 'neostructuralist' synthesis of competing structuralist and postmodernist theory that marks a critical advance in our understanding of revolution"--

The Hungarian Agricultural Miracle

Author: Zsuzsanna Varga
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 179363436X
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This book examines Soviet agriculture in post-1945 Hungary. It demonstrates how the agrarian lobby, a development following the 1956 revolution, led to contact with the West which allowed for the creation of an effective agricultural system. The author argues that this ‘Hungarian agricultural miracle,’ a hybrid of American technology and Soviet structures, was fundamental to the success of Hungarian collectivization.

The Oxford Handbook Of Christmas

Author: McManis Professor of Christian Thought Timothy Larsen
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198831463
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The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides a comprehensive account of all aspects of Christmas across the globe, from the specifically religious to the purely cultural. Contributions by experts from across numerous disciplines cover a range of topics, such as decorating trees, carols, cinema, the Nativity, and the influence of consumerism.

Worker Resistance Under Stalin

Author: Jeffrey John Rossman
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Journal Of Women S History

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Register Of American Field Research On Eastern Europe And The Ussr

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Natural Disaster And Human Actions In The Soviet Famine Of 1931 1933

Author: Mark B. Tauger
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The Dictators

Author: R. J. Overy
Editor: Allan Lane
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Half a century after their deaths, the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler still cast a long and terrible shadow over the modern world. They were the most destructive and lethal regimes in history, murdering millions. Yet millions of Germans and Russians enthusiastically supported them and the values they stood for.

The Great Soviet Peasant War

Author: Andrea Graziosi
Editor: Harvard Ukrainian
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In this reinterpretation of the Soviet Bolsheviks policies toward the peasantry in the pre-World War II period, Andrea Graziosi posits war as the most effective paradigm for understanding the struggle between the peasantry and the Soviet authorities, and shows how this struggle was one of the most important factors in the formation of Soviet rule in Russia, Ukraine, and the other republics of the USSR. His conclusions are startling and will necessitate a re-evaluation of the formative years of the Soviet Union.

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

The Workers And Peasants State

Author: Michael Farr
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This collection of 15 original contributions reveals a complex interaction between communist ideology and post-fascist society. Following recent trends in everyday history, it examines how the change of 'becoming communist' was experienced by those wielding power as well as ordinary citizens. Questions explored include: what went on behind Politbüro closed doors? How did the police justify their mission to surveil society? What were the arguments on shop floors during the June 1953 insurrection? How did farmers experience collectivization? Did women feel genuinely emancipated by socialism? How did young people entertain themselves outside the classroom?

A History Of Russia

Author: Catherine Evtuhov
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division
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A History of Russia: Peoples, Legends, Events, Forces is a comprehensive narrative conceived and developed after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Informed by the burgeoning historiography of the 1990s, the text balances political and economic explorations of everyday life, social roles, cultural dynamics, and gender issues. Many texts on this subject are written from a pre-Confederation point of view that may be unsuitable for today's classroom. This text provides strong coverage of 20th-century Russia and the U.S.S.R. without sacrificing its coverage of earlier historical periods.

Forum For Anthropology And Culture

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The Soviet And Post Soviet Review

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The Nation

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Autobiographical Practices In Russia

Author: Jochen Hellbeck
Editor: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
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This English-German volume examines forms and mechanisms of self-representation in Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries. Noted historians and literary scholars from Russia, Europe, and the United States reveal a richness and diversity of autobiographical thinking and acting that belies stereotypes of underdeveloped forms of selfhood in Russia.Der vorliegende Band, zu dem Historiker und Slawisten aus Russland, Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten beigetragen haben, erforscht Formen und Mechanismen der Selbstrepräsentation in Russland im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Die Essays beleuchten eine reiche und vielfältige autobiographische Praxis - ganz im Widerspruch zu landläufigen Vorstellungen von einer unterentwickelten russischen Kultur des Selbst.

Labour History Review

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Medicines For The Soviet Masses During World War Ii

Author: Mary Schaeffer Conroy
Editor: University Press of Amer
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Surveys the production, availability, and distribution of pharmaceuticals during the Great Patriotic War, examines how the economy affected medical care during the first two years of the Great Patriotic War and studies the impact of traditional medicine (home remedies) used to compensate for wartime shortages of pharmaceuticals.