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Gulag Town, Company Town

Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Gulag Town, Company Town( )
Author: Barenberg, Alan
Series title:Yale-Hoover Series on Authoritarian Regimes Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-17944-6
Publication Date:Aug 2014
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

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 center with a substantial nonprisoner population where the borders separating camp and city were contested and permeable, enabling prisoners to establish social connections that would...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Labor & Industrial Relations
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.125 x 9.25 x 1.125 Inches
Book Weight:1.41 Pounds



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