Broad Is My Native Land

Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century

Author: Lewis H. Siegelbaum,Leslie Page Moch

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455138

Category: History

Page: 416

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Whether voluntary or coerced, hopeful or desperate, people moved in unprecedented numbers across Russia's vast territory during the twentieth century. Broad Is My Native Land is the first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of migration. Lewis H. Siegelbaum and Leslie Page Moch tell the stories of Russians on the move, capturing the rich variety of their experiences by distinguishing among categories of migrants—settlers, seasonal workers, migrants to the city, career and military migrants, evacuees and refugees, deportees, and itinerants. So vast and diverse was Russian political space that in their journeys, migrants often crossed multiple cultural, linguistic, and administrative borders. By comparing the institutions and experiences of migration across the century and placing Russia in an international context, Siegelbaum and Moch have made a magisterial contribution to both the history of Russia and the study of global migration. The authors draw on three kinds of sources: letters to authorities (typically appeals for assistance); the myriad forms employed in communication about the provision of transportation, food, accommodation, and employment for migrants; and interviews with and memoirs by people who moved or were moved, often under the most harrowing of circumstances. Taken together, these sources reveal the complex relationship between the regimes of state control that sought to regulate internal movement and the tactical repertoires employed by the migrants themselves in their often successful attempts to manipulate, resist, and survive these official directives.
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The Rover

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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History of Acworth

With the Proceedings of the Centennial Anniversary, Genealogical Records, and Register of Farms

Author: John Leverett Merrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Acworth (N.H.)

Page: 306

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Everyday Stalinism

Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839247

Category: History

Page: 304

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Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history. Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy that often turned life into a nightmare, and of how ordinary citizens tried to circumvent it. We also read of the secret police, whose constant surveillance was endemic at this time, and the waves of terror, like the Great Purges of 1937, which periodically cast society into turmoil.
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The Thaw

Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s

Author: Denis Kozlov,Eleonory Gilburd

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442618957

Category: History

Page: 528

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The period from Stalin’s death in 1953 to the end of the 1960s marked a crucial epoch in Soviet history. Though not overtly revolutionary, this era produced significant shifts in policies, ideas, language, artistic practices, daily behaviours, and material life. It was also during this time that social, cultural, and intellectual processes in the USSR began to parallel those in the West (and particularly in Europe) as never before. This volume examines in fascinating detail the various facets of Soviet life during the 1950s and 1960s, a period termed the ‘Thaw.’ Featuring innovative research by historical, literary, and film scholars from across the world, this book helps to answer fundamental questions about the nature and ultimate fortune of the Soviet order – both in its internal dynamics and in its long-term and global perspectives.
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Stalin

Eine Biographie

Author: Oleg Chlewnjuk

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641153492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 2031

Der Diktator und seine Herrschaft. Ein neuer Blick auf Stalin. Am Morgen des 1. März 1953, kurz nachdem er seinen engsten Führungszirkel verabschiedet hat, erleidet Josef Stalin in seiner Datscha bei Moskau einen Schlaganfall. Wenige Tage später ist er tot. Oleg Chlewnjuk, einer der führenden Stalinismus-Experten, nimmt diese letzten Lebenstage zum Ausgangspunkt einer beeindruckenden Biographie – auf Grundlage bisher unbekannter Quellen aus sowjetischen Archiven eröffnet sie einen neuen Blick auf den Diktator und seine Herrschaft. So spiegelt sich in Stalins letzten Tagen nicht nur der eigentümliche Charakter seines Regimes, auch seine intimste Umgebung gerät ins Blickfeld. Die Phase des Abschieds erschließt zudem eine neue Perspektive auf die wichtigsten Stationen seines Lebens: Kindheit und Jugend in Georgien, der Weg vom jungen Revolutionär zum politischen Führer und grausamen Despoten, der Kampf gegen Nazi-Deutschland, der Beginn des Kalten Krieges. Chlewnjuk durchleuchtet die elitären Machtzirkel des Kremls, die Stalin umgeben – und zeigt damit, wie untrennbar die Person des Diktators mit der Geschichte des sowjetischen Terrors verknüpft ist.
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My Native Land

Juvenile History - - American

Author: James Cox

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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The Story of Liberty Bell--Impartial Opinions on the Revolutionary War--The Shot that was Heard Around the World--The First Committee of Safety--A Defeat which Equaled a Victory--Washington's Earnestness--To Congress on Horseback--The First 4th of July Celebration. It was not until April 19th, 1775, that the shot was fired which was "heard around the world." But the struggle for American Independence was really started nearly a quarter of a century earlier, when on the afternoon of August 27th, 1753, Liberty Bell was rung to call together the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania.
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Scenes in My Native Land

Author: Lydia Howard Sigourney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atlantic States

Page: 319

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Return to my Native Land

Author: Aime Cesaire

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 193574495X

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a "break into the forbidden," at once a cry of rebellion and a celebration of black identity. More praise: "The greatest living poet in the French language."--American Book Review "Martinique poet Aime Cesaire is one of the few pure surrealists alive today. By this I mean that his work has never compromised its wild universe of double meanings, stretched syntax, and unexpected imagery. This long poem was written at the end of World War II and became an anthem for many blacks around the world. Eshleman and Smith have revised their original 1983 translations and given it additional power by presenting Cesaire's unique voice as testament to a world reduced in size by catastrophic events." --Bloomsbury Review "Through his universal call for the respect of human dignity, consciousness and responsibility, he will remain a symbol of hope for all oppressed peoples." --Nicolas Sarkozy "Evocative and thoughtful, touching on human aspiration far beyond the scale of its specific concerns with Cesaire's native land - Martinique." --The Times
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Briefe aus der Verbannung / Tristia. Epistulae ex Ponto

Lateinisch - Deutsch

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050091517

Category: History

Page: 620

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Im Jahre 8 n. Chr. wird Ovid aus nicht bekanntem Grund von Kaiser Augustus nach Tomis am Schwarzen Meer verbannt, an den Rand der zivilisierten Welt, in eine trostlose Gegend, in der niemand Latein spricht und die er bis zu seinem Tod 17 n. Chr. nicht mehr verlassen wird. Er beginnt, verzweifelte Briefe zu schreiben - man würde sie heute "Offene Briefe" nennen - und diese nach Rom zur Veröffentlichung zu schicken. Sie sind sorgsam dichterisch komponiert, der Stil ist geschliffen und sie haben nur ein Ziel: die öffentliche Meinung in Rom für ihn einzunehmen; erfolglos, wie wir wissen. Gleichwohl sind die Briefe bewegende Dokumente frühester Exil-Literatur. Sie wurden das ganze Mittelalter über gelesen und haben das moderne Bewusstsein Europas mitgeprägt. Die neue Einführung des Münchner Altphilologen Niklas Holzberg und die neuen besonders ausführlichen Anmerkungen zu den unzähligen versteckten Anspielungen in den Briefen untersuchen sorgfältig, was an Ovids Klagen echt und was "Literatur" ist, wo er unter der Unerträglichkeit des Exils tatsächlich leidet und wo er nur gängigen Vorstellungen über die Wildnis am Pontos Ausdruck verleiht. Eingeleitet und erläutert von Niklas Holzberg.
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My native land

panorama, reminiscences, writers and folklore

Author: Agustín Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chilean literature

Page: 430

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Mein gelobtes Land

Triumph und Tragödie Israels

Author: Ari Shavit

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641148219

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Die große Geschichte Israels Der renommierte Journalist Ari Shavit sieht Israel in einer halt- und ausweglosen Lage: als jüdisch-westlicher Staat in einer arabisch-islamischen (Um-)Welt seit seiner Gründung in der Existenz bedroht, andererseits Okkupationsmacht über ein anderes, das palästinensische Volk. Der Innovationskraft und Lebensfreude seiner Menschen stehen ein bröckelndes Gemeinwesen, zermürbende Konflikte, militärische Scheinerfolge und der Verlust internationalen Ansehens gegenüber. Was als gemeinschaftlicher hoffnungsfroher Aufbruch begann, insbesondere nach den Schrecken des Holocausts, der gemeinsame Bau von Eretz Israel, ist heute allgemeiner Desillusion und Desintegration gewichen. Shavit erzählt, zunächst auf den Spuren seines zionistischen Urgroßvaters, eine sehr persönliche Geschichte Israels während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, von Erfolgen im steten Überlebenskampf, aber auch von schuldbehafteter Tragik und unübersehbarem Niedergang.
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This is my native land

a Soviet journalist's travels

Author: Vasiliĭ Peskov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 196

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My native land

Author: Anna Louise Strong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 295

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History's Carnival

A Dissident's Autobiography

Author: Leonid Plyushch,Tatyana Plyushch

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political prisoners

Page: 429

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My Native Land

Author: Louis Adamič

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 507

View: 9212

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Russia, my native land

a U.S. engineer reminisces and looks at the present

Author: Gregory Porphyriewitch Tschebotarioff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil engineers

Page: 384

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