After the 'Socialist Spring' : Collectivisation and Economic Transformation in the GDR.

Historical analysis of the German Democratic Republic has tended to adopt a top-down model of the transmission of authority. However, developments were more complicated than the standard state/society dichotomy that has dominated the debate among GDR historians. Drawing on a broad range of archival...

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Main Author: Last, George
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Berghahn Books, Inc. 2009, 2009
Series:Monographs in German history
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Summary:Historical analysis of the German Democratic Republic has tended to adopt a top-down model of the transmission of authority. However, developments were more complicated than the standard state/society dichotomy that has dominated the debate among GDR historians. Drawing on a broad range of archival material from state and SED party sources as well as Stasi files and individual farm records along with some oral history interviews, this book provides a thorough investigation of the transformation of the rural sector from a range of perspectives. Focusing on the region of Bezirk Erfurt, the autho
Physical Description:288 pages
ISBN:9781845455521
1845455525