Item #343037 Smolensk under Soviet rule / Merle Fainsod. Merle Fainsod.

Smolensk under Soviet rule / Merle Fainsod

1958, First Edition. Boston : Unwin Hyman. Near fine library copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.Library marks remain. Item #343037

Provenance; from the College of Commerce, Birmingham, College Library with the owner's bookplate and library marks. Series; Classics in Russian and Soviet history ; 2. Physical description; xix, 484 pages : maps ; 24 cm. Notes; Includes bibliographical references (pages 456-468) and index. Contents; Foreword / by Daniel Brower -- pt. 1. The background. Introduction -- The nature and significance of the Smolensk Archive ; Smolensk -- land, people, and history -- pt. 2. The pattern of controls. The Smolensk Party organization -- a history of growth and crisis ; Party organization and controls at the Oblast level ; Governmental organization and problems of the Oblast ; The role of the Raion in the Soviet control system ; Belyi -- a case study of a Raion Party organization ; Control at the grass roots -- the outposts of authority in the villages ; The organs of state security ; The machinery of justice -- the procuracy and the courts -- pt. 3. The impact of authority. Crime in Smolensk -- out of the police records ; Purges and people ; The story of collectivization ; Life on the Kolkhozes -- some extracts from reports ; The MTS -- spearhead of control ; The state farms -- problems of control and management ; The grievances of industrial workers ; The party and the armed forces ; Party controls and higher education ; Censorship -- a documented record ; The right of petition -- letters to the press and party headquarters ; The Komsomals ; The godly and the godless ; Conclusion -- Smolensk as a mirror of Soviet reality -- Glossary. Subjects; Communism. Politics and government. Social conditions. Communism Soviet Union. Smolensk History 20th century. Communism Russia Smolensk. Smolensk (Russia) Social conditions. Communism Soviet Union Smolenskaia oblast. Smolensk (Russia) History. Smolensk, Russia (Government) Social conditions. Zapadnai a oblast (Russia) Social conditions. Smolensk (R.S.F.S.R.) Social conditions. Smolensk (R.S.F.S.R.) Politics and government. Smolensk (R.S.F.S.R.) History. Smolenskai a oblast (R.S.F.S.R.) Social conditions. Zapadnai a oblast , Soviet Union Social conditions. Smolenskakila oblast' (Russia) Social conditions. Smolenskakila oblast' (Russia) Politics and government. Smolenskifi obkom KPSS History. Zapadnai a oblast (R.S.F.S.R.) Social conditions. Smolensk Region (R.S.F.S.R.) Politics and government (1917-1936). Smolensk, Russia (Province) Social conditions. Smolensk (Russia) Politics and government. Smolensk (Russia) Social conditions. Smolensk (Russia) Politics and government. Soviet Union Local government, history. Genres; Bibliography. History. Illustrated.

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