WorldCat Identities

Port, Andrew I.

Works: 4 works in 30 publications in 3 languages and 662 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DD901.S12, 943.1087
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew I Port
Conflict and stability in the German Democratic Republic by Andrew I Port( Book )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and German and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why did the German Democratic Republic last for so long--longer, in fact, than the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich combined? This book looks at various political, social, and economic conflicts at the grass roots of the GDR in an attempt to answer this question and account for regime stability. A local study, it examines opposition and discontent in Saalfeld, an important industrial and agricultural district. Based on previously inaccessible primary sources as well as on interviews with local residents, the book offers a novel explanation for the durability of the regime by looking at how authorities tried to achieve harmony and consensus through negotiation and compromise. At the same time, it shows how official policies created deep-seated social cleavages that promoted stability by hindering East Germans from presenting a united front to authorities when mounting opposition or pressing for change. All of this provides an indirect answer to perhaps the major question of the postwar period: Why did the Cold War last as long as it did?"--Publisher description
Becoming East Germans : socialist structures and sensibilities after Hitler ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For roughly the first decade after the demise of the GDR, professional and popular interpretations of East German history concentrated primarily on forms of power and repression, as well as on dissent and resistance to communist rule. Socio-cultural approaches have increasingly shown that a single-minded emphasis on repression and coercion fails to address a number of important historical issues, including those related to the subjective experiences of those who lived under communist regimes. With that in mind, the essays in this volume explore significant physical and psychological aspects
Der erste Arbeiteraufstand der DDR in Saalfeld 1951 by Andrew I Port( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chcemy byc wolni! : powstanie ludowe w NRD 17 czerwca 1953 = We want to be free! : the East German People's uprising of 17 June 1953 by Stefan Wolle( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.74 (from 0.47 for Der erste ... to 0.85 for Becoming E ...)
English (17)
German (12)
Polish (1)