The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-famine
Oxford University Press, 1987 - 411 стор.
The Harvest of Sorrow is the first full history of one of the most horrendous human tragedies of the 20th century. Between 1929 and 1932 the Soviet Communist Party struck a double blow at the Russian peasantry: dekulakization, the dispossession and deportation of millions of peasant families, and collectivization, the abolition of private ownership of land and the concentration of the remaining peasants in party-controlled "collective" farms. This was followed in 1932-33 by a "terror-famine," inflicted by the State on the collectivized peasants of the Ukraine and certain other areas by setting impossibly high grain quotas, removing every other source of food, and preventing help from outside--even from other areas of the Soviet Union--from reaching the starving populace. The death toll resulting from the actions described in this book was an estimated 14.5 million--more than the total number of deaths for all countries in World War I.
Ambitious, meticulously researched, and lucidly written, The Harvest of Sorrow is a deeply moving testament to those who died, and will register in the Western consciousness a sense of the dark side of this century's history.
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Review: The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-FamineРецензія користувача - Jane Griffiths - Goodreads
He died while I was reading this, at the age of I think 98. Stalin had the Ukrainian peasantry slaughtered through famine - oh but he didn't MEAN to. Collectivisation and "de-kulakisation" caused ... Читати огляд повністю
Review: The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-FamineРецензія користувача - James - Goodreads
One of those books that is so depressing (and I've read The Great Terror) that even I feel I need a bit of a break from Russian history. Читати огляд повністю
PARTY PEASANTS AND NATION
TO CRUSH THE PEASANTRY
The Fate of theKulaks
Crash Collectivization and its Defeat
The End of the Free Peasantry 19301932
Central Asia and the Kazakh Tragedy
A Land Laid Waste
Kuban Don and Volga
The Death Roll
The Record of the West
Epilogue THE AFTERMATH
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