The Years Of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933 by R. DaviesThe Years Of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933 by R. Davies

The Years Of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933

byR. Davies, S. Wheatcroft

Paperback | December 23, 2003

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This book examines the Soviet agricultural crisis of 1931-1933 which culminated in the major famine of 1933. It is the first volume in English to make extensive use of Russian and Ukrainian central and local archives to assess the extent and causes of the famine. It reaches new conclusions on how far the famine was 'organized' or 'artificial', and compares it with other Russian and Soviet famines and with major twentieth century famines elsewhere. Against this background, it discusses the emergence of collective farming as an economic and social system.
R. W. DAVIES is Emeritus Professor of Soviet Economic Studies in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, UK, of which he was the foundation director. He has published many books and articles on Soviet history, includingSoviet History in the Gorbachev Revolution,Soviet History in the Yeltsin Era,Sovie...
Title:The Years Of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933Format:PaperbackDimensions:555 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.32 inPublished:December 23, 2003Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230238556

ISBN - 13:9780230238558


Table of Contents

List of Tables Preface The Second Collectivisation Drive, 1931 The Second Phase of Dekulakisation, 1931 The 1931 Grain Harvest Grain Collections from the 1931 Harvest The 1932 Grain Harvest Grain Collections from the 1932 Harvest The 1933 Grain Harvest Grain Collections from the 1933 Harvest Crops Other than Grain The Livestock Disaster The Sovkhozy The Kolkhozy The Famine in Perspective Appendix: A Note on the Grain Harvests Tables Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations used in Text Abbreviations of Titles of Books and Periodical Publications used in Footnotes Bibliography Name Index Subject Index

Editorial Reviews

'There can be little question that this study will supersede other accounts of the famine. It is also important as a unique addition to the 13 other volumes by Davies (with co-authors) and four others by Wheatcroft (and co-authors)...Powerfully written, the book, even more than others in the series, is hard to put down.'- Carol Leonard, Europe-Asia Studies'...the book will stand for a long time as a definitive scholarly study in English of the catastrophic famine in the aftermath of the collectivisation of agriculture in the Soviet Union.'- David Moon, English Historical Review'R. W. Davies and Stephen Wheatcroft have produced the definitive work on Soviet agriculture in the key period 1931-1933.'- Paul Gregory, Journal of Modern History'This, the fifth volume in Palgrave's impressive series, The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, tackles one of the greatest disasters in the Communists' attempts to establish their socialist Utopia based on a command economy.'- Contemporary Review