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The hungry steppe : famine, violence, and the making of Soviet Kazakhstan

Author: Sarah I Cameron
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book brings the largely unknown story of the Kazakh famine of 1930-33 to light, using this case study to overturn several assumptions about violence, modernization, and nation-making under Stalin"--
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Genre/Form: History
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Cameron, Sarah I., 1977-
Hungry steppe.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018008082
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah I Cameron
ISBN: 9781501730436 1501730436
OCLC Number: 1023814925
Awards: Winner of Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Book Award (formerly Richard Stites Award) 2018 (United States)
Winner of Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies 2019 (United States)
Description: xi, 277 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The steppe and the sown : peasants, nomads and the transformation of the Kazakh steppe, 1896-1921 --
Can you get to socialism by camel? : The fate of pastoral nomadism in Soviet Kazakhstan, 1921-1928 --
Kazakhstan's "little October" : the campaign against Kazakh elites, 1928 --
Nomads under siege : Kazakhstan and the launch of forced collectivization --
Violence, flight and hunger : the Sino-Kazakh border and the Kazakh famine --
Kazakhstan and the politics of hunger, 1931-1934.
Responsibility: Sarah Cameron.

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The Hungry Steppe examines one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist regime, the Kazakh famine of 1930-33. More than 1.5 million people perished in this famine, a quarter of Kazakhstan's  Read more...

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