Origins of the gulag the Soviet prison camp system, 1917-1934 by Michael Jakobson

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Soviet Union

Subjects:

  • Prisons -- Soviet Union -- History.,
  • Concentration camps -- Soviet Union -- History.,
  • Forced labor -- Soviet Union -- History.,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [152]-168) and index.

Book details

StatementMichael Jakobson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV9712 .J35 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1709069M
ISBN 100813117968
LC Control Number92010711

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