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Enemies within the gates? : the Comintern and the Stalinist repression, 1934-1939 / William J. Chase ; Russian documents translated by Vadim A. Staklo
Bib ID 1475084
Format BookBook
Author
Chase, William J., 1947-
 
Description New Haven : Yale University Press, c2001 
xxi, 514 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0300082428
Series

Annals of Communism.

Summary

"This work of documentary history tells a story of idealism betrayed, a story of how the Comintern (Communist International), an organization established by Lenin in 1919 to direct and assist revolutionary movements throughout the world, participated in and was ultimately destroyed by the Stalinist repression in the late 1930s. Presenting and drawing on recently declassified archival documents, William J. Chase analyzes the Comintern's roles as agent, instrument, and victim of terror."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. The Comintern
  • Ch. 2. The Kirov Murder and the Call for Vigilance
  • Ch. 3. The Search for "Hostile Elements" and "Suspicious" Foreigners
  • Ch. 4. Campaigns Converge, Anxieties Deepen
  • Ch. 5. The Victims of Vigilance
  • Ch. 6. The Consequences of Vigilance
  • Ch. 7. Case Studies
  • Ch. 8. Fear, Obedience, Belief, and Repression.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Communist International -- History.  |  Political persecution -- Soviet Union -- History.  |  Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.

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