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Rebuilding Poland : workers and Communists, 1945-1950

Author: Padraic Kenney
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book to examine the communist takeover in Poland from the bottom up, and the first to use archives opened in 1989, Re-building Poland provides a radically new interpretation of the communist experience. Padraic Kenney argues that the postwar takeover was also a social revolution, in which workers expressed their hopes for dramatic social change and influenced the evolution - and eventual downfall - of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Padraic Kenney
ISBN: 0801432871 9780801432873
OCLC Number: 34658864
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 1998 AAASS/Orbis Book Prize (America.
Description: xv, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Continuities in Twentieth-Century Polish Society --
pt. I. Revolution in the Factories, 1945-1947. 1. The Struggle for the Factory. 2. On Strike in Lodz. 3. Wroclaw: Communism's Frontier --
pt. II. The Party's Revolution, 1948-1950. 4. Social Foundations of the Stalinist System. 5. The Rise and Fall of the Labor Hero. 6. The Battle for Working-Class Identity --
Conclusion: State, Society, and the Stalinist Revolution.
Responsibility: Padraic Kenney.
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