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Death and RedemptionThe Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

Steven A. Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151120
eISBN:
9781400838615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag—the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons—in Soviet society. Soviet authorities ... More

Gulag Letters

Gulag Letters

Arsenii Formakov

Emily D. Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209310
eISBN:
9780300228199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209310.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Memoirs and works of fiction that describe the Stalinist Gulag often depict labor camps as entirely cut off from the rest of Soviet society. In fact, however, many prisoners corresponded at least ... More

Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Golfo Alexopoulos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300179415
eISBN:
9780300227536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179415.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror. The book is a shocking study of life and death in Stalin's ... More

Knowledge and the Ends of EmpireKazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Ian W. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501700798
eISBN:
9781501707902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian Empire. Hoping to better govern the region, tsarist officials were ... More

A Public EmpireProperty and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Ekaterina Pravilova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. ... More

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