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The harvest of sorrow : Soviet collectivization and the terror-famine

Author: Robert Conquest
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the events of 1929 to 1933 in the Ukraine when Stalin's Soviet Communist Party killed or deported millions of peasants; abolished privately held land and forced the remaining peasantry into "collective" farms; and inflicted impossible grain quotas on the peasants that resulted in mass starvation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Conquest
ISBN: 0195040546 9780195040548 0195051807 9780195051803
OCLC Number: 13270411
Description: 412 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The protagonists: party, peasants and nation : The peasants and the party ; The Ukrainian nationality and Leninism ; Revolution, peasant war and famine, 1917-1921 ; Stalemate, 1921-1927 --
II. To crush the peasantry : Collision course, 1928-1929 ; The fate of the 'Kulaks' ; Crash collectivization and its defeat, January-March 1930 ; The end of the free peasantry, 1930-1932 ; Central Asia and the Kazakh tragedy ; The churches and the people --
III. The terror-famine : Assault on the Ukraine / 1930-32 ; The famine rages ; A land laid waste ; Kuban, Don and Volga ; Children ; The death roll ; The record of the West ; Responsibilities --
Epilogue: The aftermath.
Responsibility: Robert Conquest.
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Chronicles the events of 1929 to 1933 in the Ukraine when Stalin's Soviet Communist Party killed or deported millions of peasants; abolished privately held land and forced the remaining peasantry into "collective" farms; and inflicted impossible grain quotas on the peasants that resulted in mass starvation.

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