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The workers' and peasants' state : communism and society in East Germany under Ulbricht 1945-71

Osmond, Jonathan Paul and Major, Patrick, eds. 2002. The workers' and peasants' state : communism and society in East Germany under Ulbricht 1945-71. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

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Abstract

Communist East Germany - officially dubbed the "Workers' and Peasants' State" - presented a facade of unity, between factory and farmer, male and female, young and old. The reality behind the rhetoric was, however, far more diverse. This collection of 15 original contributions, by experts in their field with access to recently-opened archives behind the former iron curtain, reveals a complex interaction between communist ideology and post-fascist society. Each essay is self-containe , providing a valuable introduction to recent debates, followed by original archival case-studies to bring alive the now defunct East Germany in its formative decades.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719062896
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:07
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3928

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