Reflections on Peasant Adaptation in Rural Russia at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: The Stolypin Agrarian Reforms

@article{Macey2004ReflectionsOP,
  title={Reflections on Peasant Adaptation in Rural Russia at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: The Stolypin Agrarian Reforms},
  author={D. Macey},
  journal={The Journal of Peasant Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={400 - 426}
}
  • D. Macey
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Peasant Studies
The Stolypin reforms in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century are usually understood as a revolutionary attempt to destroy the peasantry and peasant culture through legal coercion; in fact, they were a more moderate attempt to encourage change through voluntary procedures. In terms of both the numbers of peasants embracing them and their social impact, the reforms were also more successful than has traditionally been acknowledged. A key reason for their success was the synergistic… Expand
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