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The Resource Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 : Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe, Andrzej Paczkowski ; translated by Christina Manetti, (electronic resource)

Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 : Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe, Andrzej Paczkowski ; translated by Christina Manetti, (electronic resource)

Label
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 : Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe
Title
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989
Title remainder
Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Andrzej Paczkowski ; translated by Christina Manetti
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
The 1980 general strike in Poland and the establishment of the independent Solidarity movement, which sought to create a state based on civic freedom, were symptoms of a crisis of the communist system. On December 13, 1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski on behalf of the ruling Communist Party imposed martial law effectively quashing Solidarity. Jaruzelski won the battle, but Solidarity continued itsrevolution in secret and Poland remained politically destabilized. Elections held in June 1989 ended with the defeat of the Communists and the establishment in September of a coalition government inwhich half of the parliamentary seats went to Solidarity, whose representative was also appointed prime minister. The revolution inaugurated in 1980 by the dockworkers of Gdansk had come to fruition. Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 recounts and analyzes the events of this formative decade in Polish history, with particular emphasis on the martial law period. Drawing on extensive archival research, Andrzej Paczkowski examines the origin and form of the Solidarity revolution, the course of the Communist counterrevolution, and the final victory won by Solidarity along with its international repercussions. Andrzej Paczkowski is professor of political studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Christina Manetti, Phd, is a translator and researcher of Polish history.--
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1938-
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Paczkowski, Andrzej
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Rochester studies in East and Central Europe
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
v. 14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poland
  • Revolutions
  • NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization)
  • Democracy
  • Social change
  • Martial law
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Government, Resistance to
Label
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 : Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe, Andrzej Paczkowski ; translated by Christina Manetti, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782046882/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The beginning -- Poland : the weakest link? -- The Solidarity revolution : act one, 1980-81 -- "Defend socialism as if it were Poland's independence" -- Part 2. The attack -- The last days before -- "Night of the general" and day one -- Breakthrough -- Reprisals and the public mood -- The world looks on -- Battle over -- Part 3. Counterattack -- Operation "Renaissance" and Lech Wałęsa -- Underground -- Civic resistance -- "The anesthetic has worn off" -- The end of the campaign and Wałęsa's release -- Part 4. Toward positional warfare -- The Church between eternity and Solidarity -- Independent society -- The party returns to the ring -- The end of martial law -- Part 5. Endgame -- Solidarity's revolution : the finale, 1988-89 -- Escape from the Soviet Bloc and the fall of the empire -- Conclusion: The decade of struggle and its legacy
Control code
CR9781782046882
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 387 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 : Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe, Andrzej Paczkowski ; translated by Christina Manetti, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782046882/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The beginning -- Poland : the weakest link? -- The Solidarity revolution : act one, 1980-81 -- "Defend socialism as if it were Poland's independence" -- Part 2. The attack -- The last days before -- "Night of the general" and day one -- Breakthrough -- Reprisals and the public mood -- The world looks on -- Battle over -- Part 3. Counterattack -- Operation "Renaissance" and Lech Wałęsa -- Underground -- Civic resistance -- "The anesthetic has worn off" -- The end of the campaign and Wałęsa's release -- Part 4. Toward positional warfare -- The Church between eternity and Solidarity -- Independent society -- The party returns to the ring -- The end of martial law -- Part 5. Endgame -- Solidarity's revolution : the finale, 1988-89 -- Escape from the Soviet Bloc and the fall of the empire -- Conclusion: The decade of struggle and its legacy
Control code
CR9781782046882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 387 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782046882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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