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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.

Irwin T. Sanders is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky.

Publication Date

1958

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813154268

eISBN

9780813164229

Keywords

Cooperative agriculture, Communism, Collective farms, Collectivization

Disciplines

European History

Collectivization of Agriculture in Eastern Europe
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