Synopses & Reviews
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 Drawn entirely from Russian archival sources, it features more than 150 previously unpublished letters addressed to newspapers, government officials, and Communist Party leaders.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.
About the Author
C. J. Storella teaches history at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. A. K. Sokolov is head of the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow.