The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine / Edition 1

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The first full history of one of the most horrendous human tragedies of the 20th century, The Harvest of Sorrow examines the atrocities inflicted on the Russian peasantry by the Soviet Communist party between 1929 and 1933.

Harvest of Sorrow sheds new light on a tragic episode in human history, and is essential for understanding the inner workings of the Soviet Union.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195040548
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/1986
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Conquest is Senior Research Fellow and Scholar-Curator of the East European Collection at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of numerous books on Soviet studies and has published poetry, criticism, and fiction.

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction

Part I. The Protagonists: Party, Peasants and Nation
1. The Peasants and the Party
2. The Ukrainian Nationality and Leninism
3. Revolution, Peasant War and Famines, 1917-1921
4. Stalemate, 1921-1927

Part II. To Crush the Peasantry
5. Collision Course, 1928-1929
6. The Fate of 'Kulaks'
7. Crash Collectivization and its Defeat, January-March 1930
8. The End of the Free Peasantry, 1930-1932
9. Central Asia and the Kazakh Tragedy
10. The Churches and the People

Part III. The Terror-Famine
11. Assault on the Ukraine
12. The Famine Rages
13. A Land Laid to Waste
14. Kuban, Don and Volga
15. Children
16. The Death Roll
17. The Record of the West
18. Responsibilities

Epilogue: The Aftermath Notes Select Bibliography Index

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