The Voice of the People

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C. J. Storella, A.K. Sokolov
Yale University Press, Jan 8, 2013 - History - 416 pages

This book presents the first comprehensive collection in English of peasant writings during the early years of the Bolshevik regime. Drawn entirely from Russian archival sources, it presents more than 150 previously unpublished letters addressed to newspapers, government officials, and Communist Party leaders. The letters and accompanying commentary result in a unique history of the Soviet peasantry's engagement and struggle with a powerful state, enabling readers to hear the voice of a social class that throughout history has too often been rendered voiceless.

 

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Contents

The Old Village and the New Economic Policy
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The Bond between City and Village
Was Society Transformed?
People and Power
Whither Socialism?
The Great Break
Conclusion
List of Documents
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