Transforming Russia: the ‘Revolution from above’
- Was collectivisation really necessary?
- How did the peasants react to dekulakisation and collectivisation?
- Was the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1934 a genocide? [debate]
- To what extent was the “revolution from above” also a “cultural revolution”?
Stalin, J.V., ‘Dizzy with Success’, in J.V. Stalin, Works, Vol. 12, pp. 197-205.
‘On the results of the last 10 years and the prospects for the USSR’s economic construction. Resolution of the USSR Central Executive Committee, 20 October 1927 [translation by Francis King]’, in K.U. Chernenko and M.S. Smirtyukov (compilers), Resheniya partii I pravitel’stva po khozyaystvennym voprosam, vol. 1, 1917 – 1928 (Moscow, 1967).
‘Letter from Feige to Sergo Ordzhonikidze, 9. April 1932 (including Memorandum of the regional health inspector Dr. Kiselev’.
Millar, J.R. and A. Nove, ‘A debate on collectivization: was Stalin really necessary?’ In Ward, The Stalinist Dictatorship, pp. 143-166.
Ellman, Michael, 'Stalin and the Soviet Famine of 1932-33 Revisited', Europe-Asia-Studies, 59 (2007), pp. 663-693 you can access the article through the library catalogue (see also other articles on the famine in Europe-Asia Studies) and check out http://www.holodomor.org.
Siegelbaum, Lewis, 'Building Stalinism, 1929-1941', in Freeze (ed.), Russia: A History, pp. 291-318
Viola, Lynne, et al., The War Against the Peasantry, 1927–1930: The Tragedy of the Soviet Countryside, vol. 1 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005), [Chapter 6: Dizzy with Success: 2 March 1930 - 1 July 1930], pp. 264-318
Priestland, David, Stalinism and the Politics of Mobilization: Ideas, Power, and Terror in Inter-War Russia (Oxford, 2007), pp. 189-243 [Chapter 3: Mobilization and 'Class Struggle', 1928-1930]
Graziosi, Andrea, 'The Soviet 1931-1933 Famines and the Ukrainian Holodomor: Is a new interpretation possible, and what would its consequences be?' Harvard Ukrainian Studies, 27 (2004-5), pp. 97-115
Davies, R.W., ‘Stalin as economic policy-maker: Soviet agriculture, 1931-1936’, in: Davies/Harris, Stalin, pp. 121-139.
Davies, R.W. and Stephen G. Wheatcroft, The Years of Hunger: The Soviet Agriculture 1931-1933 [= The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia 5] (London, 2004).
Davies, R.W., M.B. Tauger and S.G. Wheatcroft, ‘Stalin, Grain Stocks and the Famine of 1932-3’, in Read, The Stalin Years, pp. 86-101.
Fitzpatrick, Sheila, Stalin’s Peasants (New York, 1994).
Lewin, Moshe, ‘Society, state, and ideology during the First Five-Year Plan’, in Ward, The Stalinist Dictatorship, pp. 166-201
R.W. Davies, The Socialist offensive [= The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia I] (London, Basingstoke, 1980) [especially Chapter 11: ‘Conclusions’, pp. 397-416].
Suny, The Soviet Experiment, pp. 217 – 232 [= Chapter 9: ‘The Stalin Revolution’] Or the chapter on the period 1928 - 1932 in any other good History of the Soviet Union, see wk. 1: Kenez, Read, Service, Freeze (ed.), etc.
Viola, Lynne, Peasant Rebels under Stalin (New York, 1996).
Viola, Lynne, 'Бабьи Бунты and peasant women's protest during collectivization', in Ward, The Stalinist Dictatorship, pp. 213-231.