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Terror and democracy in the age of Stalin

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The first book devoted exclusively to popular participation in the 'Great Terror', a period in which millions of people were arrested, interrogated, shot, and sent to labor camps. By using new, formerly secret archival sources, the book shows how ordinary people moved in clear stages toward madness and self-destruction. Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin is the first book devoted exclusively to popular participation in the 'Great Terror', a period in which millions of people were arrested, interrogated, shot, and sent to labor camps. The book shifts attention from the machinations of top Party leaders to the mechanisms by which repression engulfed Soviet society. In the unions and the factories, repression was accompanied by a mass campaign for democracy. Party leaders urged workers to criticize and remove corrupt and negligent officials. Workers, shop foremen, local Party members, and union leaders adopted the slogans of repression and used them, often against each other, to redress long-standing grievances, shift blame for intractable problems in production, and advance personal agendas. Repression quickly became a mass phenomenon; not only in the number of victims it claimed, but in the number of perpetrators it spawned. Using new, formerly secret archival sources, Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin takes us into the unions and the factories to observe how ordinary people moved through clear stages toward madness and self-destruction.

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First Edition in Paperback, in Very Good Condition
Author(s):
Goldman, Wendy.Z
Condition:
Used: very good
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23 x 15 x 1.5 cms
Edition:
First Paperback Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521685095
ISBN-13:
9780521685092
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin

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The first book devoted exclusively to popular participation in the 'Great Terror', a period in which millions of people were arrested, interrogated, shot, and sent to labor camps. By using new, formerly secret archival sources, the book shows how ordinary people moved in clear stages toward madness and self-destruction. Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin is the first book devoted exclusively to popular participation in the 'Great Terror', a period in which millions of people were arrested, interrogated, shot, and sent to labor camps. The book shifts attention from the machinations of top Party leaders to the mechanisms by which repression engulfed Soviet society. In the unions and the factories, repression was accompanied by a mass campaign for democracy. Party leaders urged workers to criticize and remove corrupt and negligent officials. Workers, shop foremen, local Party members, and union leaders adopted the slogans of repression and used them, often against each other, to redress long-standing grievances, shift blame for intractable problems in production, and advance personal agendas. Repression quickly became a mass phenomenon; not only in the number of victims it claimed, but in the number of perpetrators it spawned. Using new, formerly secret archival sources, Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin takes us into the unions and the factories to observe how ordinary people moved through clear stages toward madness and self-destruction.

Added value:
First Edition in Paperback, in Very Good Condition
Author(s):
Goldman, Wendy.Z
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 1.5 cms
Edition:
First Paperback Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521685095
ISBN-13:
9780521685092
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin

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