By Robert C. Allen. Allen's main conclusions—that the pre-revolutionary economy would not have done well had it been continued, that collectivization was not a disaster, and that there was considerable merit in Stalinist investment strategies—represent a lone voice in the wilderness that needs to be heard. Directions. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. 2A Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District The Princeton Economic History of the Western World. Announcing the launch of the Princeton University Press Ideas Podcast. 2003. xv, 302 pp. Oxfordshire, OX20 1TR China Soviet Union — Economic policy. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. 3. United Kingdom Notwithstanding the horrors of Stalinism, the building of heavy industry accelerated growth during the 1930s and raised living standards, especially for the many peasants who moved to cities. £29.95; $45.00 - Volume 50 Issue 1 - Gijs Kessler To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. I. URL: /core/journals/international-review-of-social-history. . ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. . "—Paul Josephson, Technology and Culture, "This well-written book will be quite controversial, finding as it does something good about the Soviet system when all others are saying the opposite. Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service. . Listen to the latest episodes. . A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. provide[s] new insights on several key issues and presents a stimulating and wide-ranging perspective on twentieth-century Soviet social and economic history." Beijing 100016, P.R. The book "Farm to Factory" uses bourgeois economics to explain the trends in the Soviet economy. Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003. xv, 302 pp. provide[s] new insights on several key issues and presents a stimulating and wide-ranging perspective on twentieth-century Soviet social and economic history. Are you a member of the design trade and interested in setting up a Robert Allen account? Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Princeton Economic History of the Western World Ser. "—Gijs Kessler, International Review of Social History, "Robert Allen considers . Allen's book will be read by anyone—historian, social scientist, political analyst—interested in the deep and complex issues posed by the greatest failed experiment in the history of the human race. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox. His ultimate vision was to make farm supplies in the winter and shift to sleds in the summer, keeping his trained Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. paper) 1. Phone: +86 10 8457 8802 * Views captured on Cambridge Core between . 2. "—Paul Gregory, author of The Political Economy of Stalinism and Before Command: The Russian Economy from Emancipation to Stalin, "A magnificent accomplishment. p. cm. To view the full text please use the links above to select your preferred format. $55.00. A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020859005051874, Find out more about sending to your Kindle, Find out more about sending content to Dropbox, Find out more about sending content to Google Drive. It is a carefully crafted piece of painstaking quantitative research but also a searching and provocative study of one of the most perplexing episodes in European history. To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. Allen began manufacturing sleds at his factory as a way to keep business and production steady year round. "—Joel Mokyr, author of The Gifts of Athena and series editor, Princeton Economic History of the Western World, 41 William Street Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. Soviet Union — Economic conditions. "Farm to Factory. I am looking for a Marxist book review/critique/analysis for Robert C. Allen's book "Farm to Factory." This data will be updated every 24 hours. Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ISBN 0-691-00696-2 (doth : alk. "Farm to Factory . Directions, Princeton Asia (Beijing) Consulting Co., Ltd. A sudden drop in fertility due to the education of women and their employment outside the home also facilitated growth.While highlighting the previously underemphasized achievements of Soviet planning, Farm to Factory also shows, through methodical analysis set in fluid prose, that Stalin’s worst excesses — such as the bloody collectivization of agriculture — did little to spur growth. He reaches this provocative conclusion by recalculating national consumption and using economic, demographic, and computer simulation models to address the “what if” questions central to Soviet history. Phone: +1 609 258 4900 Economic development stagnated after 1970, as vital resources were diverted to the military and as a Soviet leadership lacking in original thought pursued wasteful investments. He is the author of Enclosure and the Yeoman. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply. Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. . We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Unit 2702, NUO Centre Farm to Factory: A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. Click the Register Now button below. Robert C. Allen. This is a major work of synthetic research, one that will be disputed, debated, and discussed for many years to come. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. xv + 301 pp. - (The Princeton economic history of the Western world) Includes bibliographical references and index. Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. Get Started Now> Already have an account and need to register your account to transact online? contentions about the costs and achievements of industrialization and the collectivization of agriculture in the USSR. Since bourgeois economists can't be trusted because of their ideological biases, are there some critiques of his book from a Marxist standpoint? Moreover, by comparing Soviet performance not only with advanced but with less developed countries, he provides a meaningful context for its evaluation.Although the Russian economy began to develop in the late nineteenth century based on wheat exports, modern economic growth proved elusive. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. xv + 301 pp. Usage data cannot currently be displayed. Title. 2005 Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Farm to Factory. [etc.] [The Princeton Economic History of the Western World.] 1 1Texas A&M University Online Publication Date: 01 Jan 2007 Volume/Issue: Volume 41: Issue 3. Edited by, Joel Mokyr. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Author: Jonathan Coopersmith 1 View More View Less. United States Industrializarion — Soviet Union. Robert C. Allen. But growth was rapid from 1928 to the 1970s — due to successful Five Year Plans. Robert Allen invites you to explore the newest additions to our notable and comprehensive fabric library that spans the spectrum of color, pattern, texture and durability for all of your design project needs. Princeton Asia (Beijing) Consulting Co., Ltd. Co-Winner of the 2005 Ranki Prize, Economic History Association. Allen, Robert C. Farm to Factory. Published online by Cambridge University Press: An abstract is not available for this content so a preview has been provided below.