The Soviet Gulag: Evidence, Interpretation, and Comparison

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University of Pittsburgh Press
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Michael David-Fox is professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of History, Georgetown University. He is the author of Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union; Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941; and Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918-1929. David-Fox is also coeditor of Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914-1945 and The Holocaust in the East: Local Perpetrators and Soviet Responses.
The Soviet Gulag has much to recommend it. As an edited volume it holds together remarkably well. More importantly, it jumpstarts the methodological discussions that lay the groundwork for a coming generation of Gulag scholarship.-- "Journal of Interdisciplinary History"
The Soviet Gulag is an essential contribution to the growing fields of Gulag studies. It sums up the current state of the field, presents new approaches, and attempts a variety of historical comparisons. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Soviet history, the history of the Gulag and/or the concentration camp, and is well suited for adoption in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses.-- "The Russian Review"
This deeply-researched collection brings together many of the world's best Gulag scholars. Their new research challenges the old paradigm of the Gulag existing outside Soviet society by placing it squarely in a dynamic and interactive relationship with it. These chapters allow a more nuanced understanding of the Gulag, Soviet society, and the nature of the communist experiment.-- "Deborah Kaple, Princeton University"
The book pushes into newer realms, successfully going beyond Solzhenitsyn and centering the Gulag within comparative and transnational perspectives.-- "Lynne Viola, University of Toronto"