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The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia 1 : The Socialist Offensive - The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930

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Published in 1980 by the Macmillan Press.

A thorough academic study on the momentous events of 1929-1930 in Soviet Russia. Includes foot notes, tables of data, and a comprehensive bibliography and index.

By the summer of 1929 Soviet industrialisation was well under way, but agriculture was in a profound crisis: in 1928 and 1929 grain to feed the towns was wrested from the peasants by force, and the twenty-five million individual peasant households lost the stimulus to extend or even to maintain their production. In the autumn of 1929 the Soviet Politburo, led by Stalin, launched its desperate effort to win the battle for agriculture by forcible collectivisation and by large-scale mechanisation. Simultaneously hundreds of thousands of kulaks (richer peasants) and recalcitrant peasants were expelled from their villages. This book tells the story of these events, as momentous in their impact on Russian history at the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917, and of the temporary retreat from collectivisation in the spring of 1930 in the face of peasant resistance. The crisis in the Communist Party which resulted from this upheaval, in the months preceding the XVI party congress in June 1930, is described in detail.

In very good condition throughout. The unclipped dust jacket has a removed sticker mark and some small water marks to edges of board cover. Text is clean and binding tight.

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Author(s):
R W Davies
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm x 14.5cm
Edition:
1980
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0333261712
Number of pages:
490
Publisher:
Macmillan Press Ltd
Title:
The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia 1 : The Socialist Offensive - The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930

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Published in 1980 by the Macmillan Press.

A thorough academic study on the momentous events of 1929-1930 in Soviet Russia. Includes foot notes, tables of data, and a comprehensive bibliography and index.

By the summer of 1929 Soviet industrialisation was well under way, but agriculture was in a profound crisis: in 1928 and 1929 grain to feed the towns was wrested from the peasants by force, and the twenty-five million individual peasant households lost the stimulus to extend or even to maintain their production. In the autumn of 1929 the Soviet Politburo, led by Stalin, launched its desperate effort to win the battle for agriculture by forcible collectivisation and by large-scale mechanisation. Simultaneously hundreds of thousands of kulaks (richer peasants) and recalcitrant peasants were expelled from their villages. This book tells the story of these events, as momentous in their impact on Russian history at the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917, and of the temporary retreat from collectivisation in the spring of 1930 in the face of peasant resistance. The crisis in the Communist Party which resulted from this upheaval, in the months preceding the XVI party congress in June 1930, is described in detail.

In very good condition throughout. The unclipped dust jacket has a removed sticker mark and some small water marks to edges of board cover. Text is clean and binding tight.

Author(s):
R W Davies
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22cm x 14.5cm
Edition:
1980
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0333261712
Number of pages:
490
Publisher:
Macmillan Press Ltd
Title:
The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia 1 : The Socialist Offensive - The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930

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