New Haven : Yale University Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 
Book — xi, 308 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Exploiting "human raw material"
Food: "Whoever does not work, shall not eat"
Prisoners: "The contingent"
Health: "Physical labor capability"
Illness and mortality: "Lost labor days"
Invalids: "Inferior workforce"
Releases: "Unloading the ballast"
Power: "We are not doctors but delousers"
Selection: "The more (and less) valuable human element"
Exploitation: "Labor utilization"
Epilogue: Deaths and deceptions.
A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and often administered as death camps. The first study to examine the Gulag penal system through the lens of health, medicine, and human exploitation, this extraordinary work draws from previously inaccessible archives to offer a chilling new view of one of the pillars of Stalinist terror. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
Book — viii, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Chapter 1. The Growing Menace
Chapter 2. The Great Mecca
Chapter 3. The Gathering Storm
Chapter 4. The Fire This Time
Chapter 5. This Most Marvelous City
Chapter 6. Heat and Dirt, Anger and Fury
Chapter 7. Take the "A" Train
Chapter 8. Communists, Conservatives, and Conspiracies
Chapter 9. Make Somebody Listen
Chapter 10. Calming the Waters
Chapter 11. All the Way with LBJ
Chapter 12. The War on Crime Epilogue Notes List of Personal Interviews and Correspondence Index Acknowledgments.
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On the morning of July 16, 1964, a white police officer in New York City shot and killed a black teenager, James Powell, across the street from the high school where he was attending summer classes. Two nights later, a peaceful demonstration in Central Harlem degenerated into violent protests. During the next week, thousands of rioters looted stores from Brooklyn to Rochester and pelted police with bottles and rocks. In the symbolic and historic heart of black America, the Harlem Riot of 1964, as most called it, highlighted a new dynamic in the racial politics of the nation. The first "long, hot summer" of the Sixties had arrived. In this gripping narrative of a pivotal moment, Michael W. Flamm draws on personal interviews and delves into the archives to move briskly from the streets of New York, where black activists like Bayard Rustin tried in vain to restore peace, to the corridors of the White House, where President Lyndon Johnson struggled to contain the fallout from the crisis and defeat Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, who had made "crime in the streets" a centerpiece of his campaign. Recognizing the threat to his political future and the fragile alliance of black and white liberals, Johnson promised that the War on Poverty would address the "root causes" of urban disorder. A year later, he also launched the War on Crime, which widened the federal role in law enforcement and set the stage for the War on Drugs. Today James Powell is forgotten amid the impassioned debates over the militarization of policing and the harmful impact of mass incarceration on minority communities. But his death was a catalyst for the riots in New York, which in turn foreshadowed future explosions and influenced the political climate for the crime and drug policies of recent decades. In the Heat of the Summer spotlights the extraordinary drama of a single week when peaceful protests and violent unrest intersected, the freedom struggle reached a crossroads, and the politics of law and order led to demands for a War on Crime. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Note on Translation, Document Presentation, Transliteration, and Abbreviations
List of Abbreviations and Glossary of Frequently Used Terms
Introduction: Stalin and the Lubianka
Expanding Power, Infiltrating the State, 1922-1927
Threats from Abroad, Infiltrating the Economy, 1927-1930
Subduing the Countryside, 1928-1933
Ordering Society, 1933-1937
The Great Purges, 1935-1939
Social and Ethnic Cleansing : The Mass Operations, 1937-1938
The Security Organs at War, 1939-1944
Border Wars, Plots, and Spy Mania, 1945-1953
List of Documents.
This fascinating documentary history is the first English-language exploration of Joseph Stalin's relationship with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. The story follows the changing functions, organization, and fortunes of the political police and security organs from the early 1920s until Stalin's death in 1953, and it provides documented detail about how Stalin used these organs to achieve and maintain undisputed power. Although written as a narrative, it includes translations of more than 170 documents from Soviet archives. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xv, 331 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
From the margins to the home front: Vorkuta as an outpost
Saving Leningrad, defining Vorkuta: a camp and a city at war
In search of "normalcy": Vorkuta during postwar Stalinism
Vorkuta in crisis: reform and its consequences
The "second birth" of Vorkuta: forging the company town
From prisoners to citizens? Ex-prisoners and the transformation of Vorkuta
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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)