Farming the red land
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Dekel-Chen, Jonathan L.

Farming the red land

Abstract: This is the first history of the Jewish agricultural colonies that were established in Crimea and Southern Ukraine in 1924 and that, fewer than 20 years later, ended in tragedy. Jonathan Dekel-Chen opens an extraordinary window on Soviet rural life during these turbulent years, and he documents the remarkable relations that developed among the American-Jewish sponsors of the ambitious project, the Soviet authorities, and the colonists themselves. Drawing on extensive and largely untouched archives and a wealth of previously unpublished oral histories, the book revises what has been understood about these agricultural settlements. Dekel-Chen offers new conclusions about integration and separation among Soviet Jews, the contours of international relations, and the balance of political forces within the Jewish world during this volatile period.

Title and contributions: Farming the red land : Jewish agricultural colonization and local Soviet power, 1924-1941 / Jonathan L. Dekel-Chen.

Publication: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005.

Physical description: xvii, 366 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Publication date:2005

Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)



Classifications: 947.7/1004924 (22)

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  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph complete when issued, or issued within one calendar year
  • Publication Date: 2005

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