Peasant Dreams and Market Politics

Labor Migration and the Russian Village, 1861–1905

The strength of his presentation is in its rich, well-informed description of specific cases, often with long quotations from primary sources new to the literature, together with complete command of the modern literature on peasant Russia.
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Examines how peasant migration—the movement of males to cities for wage labor—affected villages before the Bolshevik revolution. New Russian sources are utilized.

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Jeffrey Burds

Jeffrey Burds is associate professor of Russian and Soviet history and co-director of the Center for the Study of Russia and the Soviet Union at Northeastern University.

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