Illness And Inhumanity In Stalin's Gulag

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

byGolfo Alexopoulos

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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.

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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 fir...

Golfo Alexopoulos is professor of history at the University of South Florida and author of Stalin’s Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens, and the Soviet State, 1926–1936. She lives in Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300179413

ISBN - 13:9780300179415

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“A well-researched, clearly written book providing a fresh and provocative reinterpretation of the Soviet system of forced labor camps and colonies.”—Alan Barenberg, author of Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta