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Red famine Stalin's war on Ukraine

Anne Applebaum 1964-

New York Doubleday 2017

Localização: FEA - Fac. Econ. Adm. e Contab.  ACERVO DELFIM NETTO  (C9.3.33 )(Acessar)

  • Título:
    Red famine Stalin's war on Ukraine
  • Autor: Anne Applebaum 1964-
  • Assuntos: Stalin, Joseph 1879-1953; Genocide -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century; Collectivization of agriculture -- Ukraine -- History; Famines -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century; GENOCÍDIO -- HISTÓRIA -- SÉCULO 20 -- UCRÂNIA; FOME -- HISTÓRIA -- SÉCULO 20 -- UCRÂNIA; CAMPESINATO -- HISTÓRIA -- UCRÂNIA; Ukraine -- History -- Famine, 1932-1933; UCRÂNIA -- HISTÓRIA
  • Notas: Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-434) and index
  • Descrição: Introduction: the Ukrainian question -- The Ukrainian revolution, 1917 -- Rebellion, 1919 -- Famine and truce: the 1920s -- The double crisis: 1927-9 -- Collectivization: revolution in the countryside, 1930 -- Rebellion, 1930 -- Collectivization fails, 1931-2 -- Famine decisions, 1932: requisitions, blacklists and borders -- Famine decisions, 1932: the end of Ukrainization-- Famine decisions, 1932: the searches and the searchers -- Starvation: spring and summer, 1933 -- Survival: spring and summer, 1933 -- Aftermath -- The cover-up -- The Holodomor in history and memory -- Epilogue: the Ukraine question reconsidered.
    From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes--the consequences of which still resonate today. In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second Russian revolution--which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them. Applebaum proves what has long been suspected: after a series of rebellions unsettled the province, Stalin set out to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. The state sealed the republic's borders and seized all available food. Starvation set in rapidly, and people ate anything: grass, tree bark, dogs, corpses. In some cases, they killed one another for food. Devastating and definitive, Red Famine captures the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil. Today, Russia, the successor to the Soviet Union, has placed Ukrainian independence in its sights once more. Applebaum's compulsively readable narrative recalls one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century, and shows how it may foreshadow a new threat to the political order in the twenty-first.--Provided by publisher
  • Editor: New York Doubleday
  • Data de publicação: 2017
  • Formato: xxx, 461 pages illustrations, maps 25 cm.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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