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A biography of no place : from ethnic borderland to Soviet heartland

Author: Kate Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a biography of a borderland between Russia and Poland, a region where, in 1925, people identified as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived side by side. Over the next three decades, this mosaic of cultures was modernized and homogenized out of existence by the ruling might of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany and finally, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. By the 1950s, this "no place"
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Genre/Form: History
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Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.).
Biography of no place.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607063930
Online version:
Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.).
Biography of no place.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)608965143
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Brown
ISBN: 0674011686 9780674011687 0674019490 9780674019492
OCLC Number: 52727650
Description: xii, 308 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Glossary Introduction 1. Inventory 2. Ghosts in the Bathhouse 3. Moving Pictures 4. The Power to Name 5. A Diary of Deportation 6. The Great Purges and the Rights of Man 7. Deportee into Colonizer 8. Racial Hierarchies Epilogue: Shifting Borders, Shifting Identities Notes Archival Sources Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Kate Brown.
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