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Gulag Town, Company Town

Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta
by Alan Barenberg
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback
Pages: 331 pp.
Size: 9.50 x 6.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300179446
TB Code: 1705159
Availability: 11 in stock

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 eventually aid them in their transitions to civilian life. With this book, Barenberg makes an important historical contribution to our understanding of forced labor in the Soviet Union and its enduring legacy.