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Rural Revolutions in Southern Ukraine

Peasants, Nobles, and Colonists, 1774-1905

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9781932650006

Publication Date: 02/15/2009


  • List of Maps and Figures
  • Notes on Names
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. On the Eve of Conquest
  • 2. On Parallel Paths: Settlement and Adaptation on the New Russian Frontier
    • Administrative Integration and Settlement
    • Private Estates and the Onset of Serfdom, 1774–1861
    • The Settlement of Immigrants on State Lands Colonists
    • New Russia in the Round: The Demographics of Change
  • 3. Land and Livelihood: Sheep Husbandry and the New Russian Frontier
    • Wheat and Cattle
    • Sheep
    • Peasants and “Safety First” Sheep Breeding
    • Colonists, Estate Owners, and Fine Fleeced Sheep Breeding
    • The Crisis of Fine Fleeced Sheepbreeding, and Responses
  • 4. When Paths Converged: A Revolution in Landed Relations and Land Use, 1840–1880
    • Land and Labour: The Background to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1861
    • The Crimean War and its Aftermath
    • Servile Responses to Late Serfdom
    • The Emancipation and Immediate Reaction
    • Life After Emancipation
  • 5. Cities, Rails and Markets: New Russia’s Transformation Beyond the Fields, 1850–1900
    • New Russia’s Urban Revolution: Odessa and the South
    • Odessa and the Cities of the Coast
    • New Russia’s Industrial Revolution: Ekaterinoslav and the Donbas
  • 6. Weeds in the Wheat Field: Peasants and Struggle Toward Intensive Agricultural Economies in the Late Nineteenth Century
    • Peasant Economies at Mid-Century: “Safety First”
    • The Acquisition of New Implements After 1870
    • A Crisis Unfolds
    • The Turnaround in Peasant Agriculture
  • 7. Revolting Newlyweds: The Peasant Obshchina and “Land Hunger” After 1870
    • Peasants, Serfs, and Turfs
    • Storms arise in former State Peasant villages
    • Former Serf Villages
    • Social Relations on the Eve of Revolution
  • 8. A Fitting Conclusion? 1905 in New Russia
    • 1905 and the New Russian countryside
    • Agitators Beyond the Village: Myths, Rumours, and Outsiders
    • Unrest from within: Rapid Social Change and Peasant Vulnerability
    • The Restoration of Order
  • Conclusion
  • Sources
  • Index

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