Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and its Legacy in Vorkuta

by Alan Barenberg

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Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and its Legacy in Vorkuta Synopsis

This insightful volume offers a radical reassessment of the infamous Gulag Archipelago by exploring the history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost originally established in the 1930s as a prison camp complex. Author Alan Barenberg's eye-opening study reveals Vorkuta as an active urban centre with a substantial nonprisoner population where the borders separating camp and city were contested and permeable, enabling prisoners to establish social connections that would eventually aid them in their transitions to civilian life. With this book, Barenberg makes an important historical contribution to our understanding of forced labour in the Soviet Union and its enduring legacy.

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ISBN: 9780300179446
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780300179446
Publication date: 2nd September 2014
Author: Alan Barenberg
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Penology & punishment,

About Alan Barenberg

Alan Barenberg is assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University.

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