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Liberation from serfdom was a benefit for the peasants that should not be
underrated. The decades that followed brought a growth of prosperity and self-
reliance to at least a substantial Difficulties minority. In 1877, when about four-
fifths of the ...
Marxism offered little guidance for the organization of the peasants under
socialism, having assumed that capitalism would already have converted them
into proletarians or hired labourers. Non-Marxist Russian revolutionary thought
men, to those who had commended themselves to a religious overlord, and to
other dependent peasants. It was not a heavy payment, but it was the sign that
the payer accepted his dependence on the lord. Next was the obligation ...
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