Labor Camp Socialism
The Gulag in the Soviet Totalitarian System
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Labor Camp Socialism by Galina Mikhailovna Ivanova
Book DescriptionThis is the first historical survey of the Gulag based on newly accessible archival sources as well as memoirs and other studies published since the beginning of glasnost. Over the course of several decades, the Soviet labor camp system drew into its orbit tens of millions of people -- political prisoners and their families, common criminals, prisoners of war, internal exiles, local officials, and prison camp personnel. This study sheds new light on the operation of the camp system, both internally and as an integral part of a totalitarian regime that "institutionalized violence as a universal means of attaining its goals". In Galina Ivanova's unflinching account -- all the more powerful for its austerity -- the Gulag is the ultimate manifestation of a more pervasive and lasting distortion of the values of legality, labor, and life that burdens Russia to the present day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765604279
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Galina Mikhailovna Ivanova
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An historical study of the Soviet labour camp movement based on recently declassified archives. The book examines the operations of the camp system both from within - who staffed it and how it worked - and as an integral part of Soviet totalitarianism.
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