Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 (Cold War International History Project)
Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 (Cold War International History Project)
Brand: Stanford University Press

Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 (Cold War International History Project)

  • Publish Date: 2009-09-08
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Pawel Machcewicz

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Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 offers a social history of the mass movements that prompted political change and altered Polish-Soviet relations in 1956 but avoided a Soviet armed response. Pawel Machcewicz focuses on the people's expression of grievances, and even riotsas opposed to top-level activities such as internal Communist Party struggles. He carefully depicts the protests that took place in Poznan in June 1956 and across Poland the following October and November. The manuscript is based largely on new archival materials (mainly Party and security apparatus documents) that were originally prepared to provide detailed information to the Party leadership about what was happening on the ground. The book includes a selection of photographs from Poznan in June 1956 taken secretly by the police.


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