The Best Sons of the Fatherland

Workers in the Vanguard of Soviet Collectivization
Author(s): 
Viola, Lynne
ISBN: 
019504262X
Date published: 
January 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99
Pages: 
296

In this ground- breaking study, Lynne Viola - the first Western scholar to gain access to the Soviet state archives on collectivization - brilliantly excavates a lost chapter in the history of the Stalin revolution. This book affords an intimate look at the campaign of the `25,000ers', the industrial workers who were sent into the Soviet countryside to implement collectivization during the 1930s.

 

Based on archival material on the collectivization of agriculture in the 1930s, this book investigates the effects of Stalin`s recruitment of industrial worke rs into the agricultural sector.