Collectivization of Agriculture in Eastern Europe

Collectivization of Agriculture in Eastern Europe

eBook - 2015
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Collectivization of agriculture is an essential feature of the Communist program for the satellite countries of Eastern Europe. It is a means of extending state control of agriculture as well as the basis for developing large-scale industrial and military power. Irwin T. Sanders has edited this excellent group of papers by specialists on Eastern Europe and American rural social scientists, which collectively serve as an analysis of efforts to regiment the East European peasant. To those for whom the terms "collective farm" and "collectivization" have little meaning, this book will provide an actual picture of Communist effort to organize millions of peasants into a standard pattern of production and control. Such regimentation, these writers show, has led to less efficient agriculture from the standpoint of total production although it facilitates the delivery of produce to state economic enterprises.
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780813164229
9780813154268
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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