Soviet Workers and Late Stalinism
Labour and the Restoration of the Stalinist System After World War II
By (author) Donald A. Filtzer
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Soviet Workers and Late Stalinism by Donald A. Filtzer
Book DescriptionSoviet Workers and Late Stalinism is a study of labour and labour policy during the critical period of the Soviet Union's postwar recovery and the last years of Stalin. It is also a detailed social history of the Soviet Union in these years, for non-Russian readers. Using previously inaccessible archival sources, Donald Filtzer describes the tragic hardships faced by workers and their families right after the war; conditions in housing and health care; the special problems of young workers; working conditions within industry; and the tremendous strains which regime policy placed not just on the mass of the population, but on the cohesion and commitment of key institutions within the Stalinist political system, most notably the trade unions and the procuracy. Donald Filtzer's subtle and compelling book will interest all historians of the Soviet Union and of socialism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521039208
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald A. Filtzer
Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia, Hardback (May 2010)
The first detailed study of the standard of living of ordinary Russians following World War II.
Soviet Workers and the Collapse of Perestroika, Paperback (March 2008)
A comprehensive analysis of the role of labour policy in the development and ultimate collapse of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms.
Soviet Workers and De-Stalinization, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Donald A. Filtzer
This 1992 book is a comprehensive study of the position of Soviet industrial workers during the Khrushchev years.
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Author Biography - Donald A. Filtzer
Donald Filtzer is Professor of Russian History at the University of East London, and the author of numerous books and articles on Russian history.
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