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Race and Revolution (Hardcover, New): Max Shachtman Race and Revolution (Hardcover, New)
Max Shachtman; Volume editing by Christopher Phelps; Introduction by Christopher Phelps
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A riveting inquiry into black history and American racism published here for the first time, Race and Revolution is a work of radiant insight and bold logic. Astonishingly advanced for its time, the document was originally drafted in 1933 as Communism and the Negro and was by far the most comprehensive statement on race produced by the Left Opposition, the dissenting Communist tendency led by Leon Trotsky. Race and Revolution places the black struggle for freedom and equality at the heart of American history. Racial oppression, Shachtman argues, can be comprehended only within the totality of social and class relations.The document culminates in a devastating polemic against the Communist Party's call for a Black Belt state in the American South. A clarifying introduction by Christopher Phelps explains the document's historical genesis, compares it to the views of Trotsky and C. L. R. James, and evaluates it in light of subsequent theoretical and historical developments.

Enemies of the State - Personal Stories from the Gulag (Hardcover): Donald T. Critchlow, Agnieszka Critchlow Enemies of the State - Personal Stories from the Gulag (Hardcover)
Donald T. Critchlow, Agnieszka Critchlow
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Excerpts from nine of the most widely read Gulag books. In addition to providing a ghastly record of Communist terror, the Critchlows also explain why Western readers developed such deep mistrust of peaceful coexistence with any Communist nation. The Critchlows have rendered a signal service to scholarship by providing attention, access, and background to this historically important literature. John Earl Haynes

America's Japanese Hostages - The World War II Plan for a Japanese Free Latin America (Hardcover, New): Thomas Connell America's Japanese Hostages - The World War II Plan for a Japanese Free Latin America (Hardcover, New)
Thomas Connell
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Connell uncovers a little known World War II top secret program. The United States demanded that Latin American governments deport--or allow the United States to take--anyone of Japanese ancestry and place them in camps in Texas and New Mexico. The plan was to trade them for American civilians held by the Japanese.

Although Peru was the most enthusiastic participant in this program, expelling nearly 5,000 Peruvian citizens of Japanese ancestry, other Latin American countries participated as well. Connell traces the reasons for prejudice and discrimination, the specific programs, and the post-war efforts of those held in American relocation camps to secure restitution. Through the wide use of oral interviews as well as documents, Connell shows the very human side of this effort, which in many ways parallels the discrimination Americans of Japanese ancestry faced during the war. This book provides a thorough and intriguing story of interest to general readers as well as scholars, students, and other researchers involved with World War II and Latin American history.

A Single, Numberless Death (Hardcover): Nora Strejilevich A Single, Numberless Death (Hardcover)
Nora Strejilevich; Translated by Cristina de la Torre
R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nora Strejilevich was a young woman when her brother and other family members and friends disappeared at the hands of the military junta that held power in Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Ostensibly part of a systematic campaign to eliminate left-wing terrorism, the violence perpetrated by the junta far exceeded anything the leftists ever dreamed of, enveloping not only the violent left but other dissidents and innocent civilians as well, and particularly targeting the Jewish population. A "desaparecida" herself, Strejilevich survived kidnapping and torture to speak of her experience with a dignified voice and a clear-eyed realism that extends from one end of the political spectrum to the other.

In the first English translation of her elegant fictional memoir "Una sola muerte numerosa," Strejilevich combines autobiography, documentary journalism, fiction, magical realism, and poetry to express the "choir of voices" of the more than 30,000 souls who were imprisoned and abused. She engages the reader in the history of a bloody military coup and state-sanctioned anti-Semitism, exploring themes of exile, identity, and violence. Above all, "A Single, Numberless Death" is Nora Strejilevich's gripping story of survival.

Kidnap City - Cold War Berlin (Hardcover): Arthur L. Smith Kidnap City - Cold War Berlin (Hardcover)
Arthur L. Smith
R1,902 Discovery Miles 19 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

After more than 50 years, some of the secrets behind the post-war kidnappings in Berlin remain classified. Following Second World War, West Berlin residents found themselves as prime targets for kidnapping by communist agents. Lurid press accounts of these abductions left Berliners frightened and intimidated. The central connection of American intelligence agencies (CIC, CIA) to most of these cases, however, was not well known at the time. Delving into these various kidnapping cases, Smith discovers a distinct profile for the abductees. Almost all were former residents of East Germany and, as such, had an intelligence value for the Americans. This connection in turn made them prime targets for Soviet and East German intelligence units.

Examination of the climate of fear in West Berlin reveals the complexity of politics in the early Cold War. Many targeted individuals had Nazi pasts-a factor that the Americans took great pains to conceal. At one point, the United States even risked a diplomatic rupture with West Germany when American authorities went so far as to block prosecutions of a German citizen in German courts for aiding in the kidnapping of a number of West Berliners. Exactly why Washington was so willing to go to extreme lengths in this case remains unknown, but Smith's research sheds new light on the clash between East and West in one troubled city.

A Single, Numberless Death (Paperback): Nora Strejilevich A Single, Numberless Death (Paperback)
Nora Strejilevich; Translated by Cristina de la Torre
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nora Strejilevich was a young woman when her brother and other family members and friends disappeared at the hands of the military junta that held power in Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Ostensibly part of a systematic campaign to eliminate left-wing terrorism, the violence perpetrated by the junta far exceeded anything the leftists ever dreamed of, enveloping not only the violent left but other dissidents and innocent civilians as well, and particularly targeting the Jewish population. A "desaparecida" herself, Strejilevich survived kidnapping and torture to speak of her experience with a dignified voice and a clear-eyed realism that extends from one end of the political spectrum to the other.

In the first English translation of her elegant fictional memoir "Una sola muerte numerosa," Strejilevich combines autobiography, documentary journalism, fiction, magical realism, and poetry to express the "choir of voices" of the more than 30,000 souls who were imprisoned and abused. She engages the reader in the history of a bloody military coup and state-sanctioned anti-Semitism, exploring themes of exile, identity, and violence. Above all, "A Single, Numberless Death" is Nora Strejilevich's gripping story of survival.

Mr. China's Son - A Villager's Life (Paperback, 2nd New edition): He Liyi, Claire Anne Chik Mr. China's Son - A Villager's Life (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
He Liyi, Claire Anne Chik
R1,216 Discovery Miles 12 160 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

He Liyi belongs to one of China's minorities, the Bai, and he lives in a remote area of northwestern Yunnan Province. In 1979, his wife sold her fattest pig to buy him a shortwave radio. He spent every spare moment listening to the BBC and VOA in order to improve the English he had learned at college between 1950 and 1953. For "further practice," he decided to write down his life story in English. Humorous and unfiltered by translation, his autobiography is direct and personal, full of richly descriptive images and phrases from his native Bai language.At the time of He Liyi's graduation, English was being vilified as the language of the imperialists, so the job he was assigned had nothing to do with his education. In 1958, he was labeled a rightist and sent to a "reeducation-through-labor farm." Spirited away by truck on the eve of his marriage, Mr. He spent years in the labor camp, where he schemed to garner favor from the authorities, who nevertheless shamed him publicly and told him that all his problems "belong to contradictions between the people and the enemy." After his release in 1962, the talented Mr. He had no choice but to return to his native village as a peasant. His stratagems for survival, which included stealing "nightsoil" from public toilets and extracting peach-pit oil from thousands of peaches, personify the peasant's universal struggle to endure those difficult years.He Liyi's autobiography recounts nearly all the major events of China's recent history, including the Japanese occupation, the Communist victory over the Nationalists in 1949, Mao's disastrous Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, the experience of labor camps, changes brought about by China's dramatic re-opening to the world after Deng Xiaoping came to power in 1978, and the recent social and economic changes occurring in the post-Deng China. No other book so poignantly reveals the travails of the common person and village life under china's tempestuous Communist government, which He Liyi ironically refers to as "Mr. China." Yet he describes his saga of poverty and hardship with humor and a surprising lack of bitterness. And rarely has there been such an intimate, frank view of how a Chinese man thinks and feels about personal relationships, revealed in dialogue and letters to his two wives.He Liyi's autobiography stands as perhaps the most readable and authentic account available in English of life in rural China.

Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Notes from Prison, 1983-1988 (Hardcover, New): Alija Ali Izetbegovic Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Notes from Prison, 1983-1988 (Hardcover, New)
Alija Ali Izetbegovic
R1,909 Discovery Miles 19 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As the leading Muslim political spokesman and intellectual, Izetbegovi'c was imprisoned by the Yugoslavian government in 1983 for a 14-year sentence. During the six years he served in prison, Izetbegovi'c wrote notes on life issues, religion and culture, and politics and political philosophy. These reflections were smuggled out of prison and edited for publication along with a selection of letters from his family.

After describing prison life, Izetbegovi'c has organized his reflections into sections. From his first note When I lose the reasons to live, I shall die, Izetbegovi'c provides a provocative collection of reflections that will interest scholars and researchers of contemporary Balkans, European Islam, and life during the last days of Communist Yugoslavia.

Taking Lives - Genocide and State Power (Paperback, 5th New edition): George G. Wynne Taking Lives - Genocide and State Power (Paperback, 5th New edition)
George G. Wynne
R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Taking Lives is a pivotal effort to reconstruct the social and political contexts of twentieth century, state-inspired mass murder. Irving Louis Horowitz re-examines genocide from a new perspective -- viewing this issue as the defining element in the political sociology of our time. The fifth edition includes approximately 30 percent new materials with five new chapters. The work is divided into five parts: "Present as History Past as Prologue, " "Future as Memory, " "Toward A General Theory of State-Sponsored Crime, " "Studying Genocide." The new edition concludes with chapters reviewing the natural history of genocide studies from 1945 to the present, along with a candid self-appraisal of the author's work in this field over four decades.

Taking Lives asserts that genocide is not a sporadic or random event, nor is it necessarily linked to economic development or social progress. Genocide is a special sort of mass destruction conducted with the approval of the state apparatus. Life and death issues are uniquely fundamental, since they alone serve as a precondition for the examination of all other issues. Such concerns move us beyond abstract, formalist frameworks into new ways of viewing the social study of the human condition. Nearly all reviewers of earlier editions have recognized this. Taking Lives is a fundamental work for political scientists, sociologists, and all those concerned with the state's propensity toward evil.

The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Nazis - Persecution, Deportation, and Murder, 1933-1945 (Hardcover, 1st Cooper Square... The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Nazis - Persecution, Deportation, and Murder, 1933-1945 (Hardcover, 1st Cooper Square Press. ed)
Michel Reynaud, Sylvie Graffard; Introduction by Michael Berenbaum; Translated by James Moorhouse
R540 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R90 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Jehovah's Witnesses endured intense persecution under the Nazi regime, from 1933 to 1945. Unlike the Jews and others persecuted and killed by virtue of their birth, Jehovah's Witnesses had the opportunity to escape persecution and personal harm by renouncing their religious beliefs. The vast majority refused and throughout their struggle, continued to meet, preach, and distribute literature. In the face of torture, maltreatment in concentration camps, and sometimes execution, this unique group won the respect of many contemporaries. Up until now, little has been known of their particular persecution.

Stay Alive, My Son (Paperback, New edition): Pin Yathay Stay Alive, My Son (Paperback, New edition)
Pin Yathay; As told to John Man; Foreword by David P. Chandler
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh to open a new and appalling chapter in the story of the twentieth century. On that day, Pin Yathay was a qualified engineer in the Ministry of Public Works. Successful and highly educated, he had been critical of the corrupt Lon Nol regime and hoped that the Khmer Rouge would be the patriotic saviors of Cambodia.

In Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay provides an unforgettable testament of the horror that ensued and a gripping account of personal courage, sacrifice and survival. Documenting the 27 months from the arrival of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh to his escape into Thailand, Pin Yathay is a powerful and haunting memoir of Cambodia's killing fields.

With seventeen members of his family, Pin Yathay were evacuated by the Khmer Rouge from Phnom Penh, taking with them whatever they might need for the three days before they would be allowed to return to their home. Instead, they were moved on from camp to camp, their possessions confiscated or abandoned. As days became weeks and weeks became months, they became the "New People," displaced urban dwellers compelled to live and work as peasants, their days were filled with forced manual labor and their survival dependent on ever more meager communal rations. The body count mounted, first as malnutrition bred rampant disease and then as the Khmer Rouge singled out the dissidents for sudden death in the darkness.

Eventually, Pin Yathay's family was reduced to just himself, his wife, and their one remaining son, Nawath. Wracked with pain and disease, robbed of all they had owned, living on the very edge of dying, they faced a future of escalating horror. With Nawath too ill to travel, Pin Yathay and his wife, Any, had to make the heart-breaking decision whether to leave him to the care of a Cambodian hospital in order to make a desperate break for freedom. "Stay alive, my son," he tells Nawath before embarking on a nightmarish escape to the Thai border.

First published in 1987, the Cornell edition of Stay Alive, My Son includes an updated preface and epilogue by Pin Yathay and a new foreword by David Chandler, a world-renowned historian of Cambodia, who attests to the continuing value and urgency of Pin Yathay's message.

Soldiers In A Storm - The Armed Forces In South Africa's Democratic Transition (Paperback): Philip Frankel Soldiers In A Storm - The Armed Forces In South Africa's Democratic Transition (Paperback)
Philip Frankel
R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Soldiers in a Storm: The Armed Forces in South Africa's Democratic Transition" is a study of the role of the military in the creation and development of South Africa's new post-apartheid system. Philip Frankel asserts that the armed forces played a far greater role in the end of apartheid than is currently acknowledged in the literature, and that the relatively peaceful negotiations that ended apartheid would not have been possible without the participation of the South African National Defense Force and two major liberation armies.Frankel also examines the topics of military disengagement, civilianization, post-authoritarian political behavior on the part of militaries, and the process of democratic consolidation. He also discusses how many of these themes have been explored in the context of Latin America, and he points out that this is the only book that places these themes within the context of South Africa. This is an important case study with universal implications.

Ten Years' Exile (Hardcover, New edition): Madame De Stael Ten Years' Exile (Hardcover, New edition)
Madame De Stael; Introduction by Simone Balaye, Avriel H. Goldberger; Translated by Avriel H. Goldberger
R1,026 Discovery Miles 10 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This unabridged English translation of "Dix Annees d'Exile" is the powerful memoir of Germaine de Stael's tumultuous years as the most prominent politically active woman in Napoleonic Europe. Translated by an award-winning scholar, it is a strong-minded and passionate woman's personal and political journal, published to mark the bicentennary of Napoleon's rise to power. During the French Revolution, Mme de Stael's salon became a brilliant centre of political and intellectual life. She aided Napoleon's introduction to French society, yet Stael and other liberals in the Constitutional Club she helped found came to oppose the increasingly powerful general. He, in turn, banished her from Paris in 1803. In exile, Stael continued to agitate against the new master of France. When Napoleon began his great Russian campaign, she fled across Austria and Poland to avoid the advancing armies. She arrived in Moscow only weeks ahead of Napoleon and then barely escaped to England. After Napoleon's defeat, Stael returned to Paris and again received ministers, generals and sovereigns in her revived salon. As the author of beloved novels and internationally respected work on literature, history and politics, Stael knew and corresponded with intellectuals and politicians, including Talleyrand, Schiller, and Goethe. Her memoir provides penetrating insights into the society and culture of Napoleonic Europe and vivid portraits of the leading figures of the age, including the emperor himself. Based upon the definitive 1996 French text edited by Simone Balaye and Mariella Bonifacio, this English edition includes a new introduction by Simone Balaye and Avriel Goldberger. Supplemented with a complete chronology and map of Stael's dramatic flight across Europe, "Ten Years of Exile" should appeal to those interested in biography, French history, women's studies, political and intellectual history, literature, and the Age of Napoleon.

Life and Death under Stalin - Kalinin Province, 1945-1953 (Hardcover): Kees Boterbloem Life and Death under Stalin - Kalinin Province, 1945-1953 (Hardcover)
Kees Boterbloem
R2,037 R1,663 Discovery Miles 16 630 Save R374 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first Western scholar to have access to the records of the Communist Party of the Kalinin province, Boterbloem supplements archival evidence with published accounts and interviews with those who survived the last years of Stalin's life, taking us into their lives. Covering a wide range of topics, such as industry, agriculture, party affairs, repression, and education, Life and Death under Stalin looks at the complicated relationship between the political elite of the Communist Party, its rank and file members, and the Russian population during what was perhaps the grimmest period in Soviet history. The result is a fascinating study of how the postwar Stalinist regime dealt with those in the Kalinin Province, from ordinary Communist Party members and Red Army veterans to collective farmers and labour camp inmates.

College Drinking - Salvadoran Refugee Women in Costa Rica (Hardcover): Robin Omes Quizar College Drinking - Salvadoran Refugee Women in Costa Rica (Hardcover)
Robin Omes Quizar
R1,859 Discovery Miles 18 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Salvadoran refugee women tell their stories of escape from El Salvador during some of the worst years of civil unrest (1979-1981) and their subsequent adaptation to refugee life in Costa Rica. These stories--called "testimonios"--are interwoven against the backdrop of their children's daycare center. The women's complex relationships with one another and the ambiguous nature of their interactions with the author as ethnographer are examined. The author's voice is used in the text to place the women in their historical and cultural context.

The daily lives and the "testimonios" of the refugees serve as an eloquent expression of the multidimensional feminism that has developed in Latin America. In contrast to mainstream feminism in the United States that focuses primarily on the power relationships between men and women, the concern of Latin American feminism is with power asymmetries in socioeconomic class, ethnicity, and religion, as well as gender. The women, whose daycare center is supported by international funding, rely on their cultural traditions to survive in the face of tragedy and oppression.

Case Studies in Diversity - Refugees in America in the 1990s (Paperback, New edition): David W. Haines Case Studies in Diversity - Refugees in America in the 1990s (Paperback, New edition)
David W. Haines
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This text introduces students to the main groups of refugees in America. Divided into political, sociological, anthropological, and historical approaches, the book discusses the peoples themselves as well as their impact on American society. Refugees are a special category of people who are admitted to this country for humanitarian reasons, have suffered greatly before getting here, and are resettled through an impressive combination of public and private resources. This book traces each group through the process and assesses their future prospects.

Refugees in America in the 1990s - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, Annotated edition): David W. Haines Refugees in America in the 1990s - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
David W. Haines
R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume introduces the reader to an important set of newcomers to America. Two overview chapters introduce the U.S. refugee program and the general patterns in resettlement and adaptation. The chapters cover the origins of the program, its development through successive waves of refugees and layers of legislation, the life experiences that refugees bring with them, the problems they must confront, and the ways they rebuild their lives. The heart of the book, however, is Part II, which provides chapters on the largest groups of refugees who have resettled since World War II. Each chapter examines the cultural and social context from which the refugees came, traces their initial and long-term encounters with American society, and assesses their future prospects.

The refugee groups covered include Afghans, ethnic Chinese from Southeast Asia, Cubans, Eastern European refugees, Ethiopians and Eritreans, Haitians, Hmong, Iranians, Khmer, Lao, Soviet Jews, and Vietnamese. The final section of the book provides additional comparative documentation on the refugee experience. Separate chapters review the major federal agency statistics, examine public attitudes toward refugees, and outline the broader global refugee problem. The book concludes with a review of film documentaries on refugee adaptation and an annotated bibliography introducing the extensive information now available on refugees in the United States.

Nations without States - A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (Hardcover, New): James B. Minahan Nations without States - A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (Hardcover, New)
James B. Minahan
R1,720 Discovery Miles 17 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Russians are suppressing the Chechen; Ibo nationalism may yet tear Nigeria apart. With the end of the Cold War, any of the world's stateless peoples could be in tomorrow's headlines. This book provides an essential guide to the stateless nations suppressed or ignored during the Cold War. In more than 200 national surveys, the volume highlights the historical, political, social, economic, and diplomatic evolution of many of the currently emerging nations without states. Including nations from all continents-from the Chechen in Eastern Europe, to the Ibo in Africa, and the Quebeckers in North America-the book addresses the current nationalist resurgence by focusing on the most basic element of any nationalism, the nation itself. The book provides the only source of concise information on stateless nations. Each entry includes the nation's name and alternative names, population statistics, information on major languages and religions, geographical information, independence declarations, information on the national flag, a brief sketch of the primary national group or groups, and a profile of the nation's history and national development to the present. A chronological appendix of declarations of independence helps to set the waves of nationalism in an historical context. A second appendix provides a geographic listing, by region and nation, of national organizations.

Secret Agents - The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism and Fifties America (Paperback, New): Marjorie Garber, Rebecca Walkowitz Secret Agents - The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism and Fifties America (Paperback, New)
Marjorie Garber, Rebecca Walkowitz
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The 1950's trial of the Rosenburgs on charges of 'atomic spying' came to stand in many minds for the paranoia of the Cold War. Many of the issues are still with us and the contributors draw salient connections between that time and this.

Women Against Hitler - Christian Resistance in the Third Reich (Hardcover, New): Theodore N. Thomas Women Against Hitler - Christian Resistance in the Third Reich (Hardcover, New)
Theodore N. Thomas
R1,899 Discovery Miles 18 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Adolf Hitler declared war on Christianity when he silenced the Catholic Church with a diplomatic treaty and arranged for a Nazi Army chaplain to become supreme bishop over the Protestants of Germany. The "Confessing Church" resisted. Pastors were muzzled, put under house arrest, jailed, and held for years in concentration camps. Thousands were drafted and sent to the war to die, while others were murdered outright. The result was a lack of "man"-power. Women stepped in. Pastors' wives replaced their absent husbands in the pulpits, and Theologinnen--theologically trained women--preached and assumed administration of the orphaned parishes. Women fought to save their civil rights, and freedoms of speech, assembly, press, and religion. Some went to jail. Some died. A social and theological revolution thus erupted when women stood by the side of men in leadership positions in the church.

Witch Hunt in Wise County - The Persecution of Edith Maxwell (Hardcover, New): Gary Dean Best Witch Hunt in Wise County - The Persecution of Edith Maxwell (Hardcover, New)
Gary Dean Best
R1,429 Discovery Miles 14 290 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The southwest Virginia murder trials of a young schoolteacher named Edith Maxwell made her a cause celebre of the 1930s. No newspaper reader or radio listener could avoid hearing of her case in 1935 or 1936, and few magazines neglected to run at least one story on the case. In the media attention that it received, the Maxwell case rivaled the Scopes monkey trial of the 1920s, and for some it seemed to involve many of the same sociological issues--the conflict between modernism and tradition, between urban and rural values, between the sexes, and between generations. Feminist organizations like the National Women's Party and other women's business and professional organizations rallied to Edith's defense because women were not allowed on criminal juries in Virginia in the 1930s.

The Secret Trial of Imre Nagy (Hardcover, New): Alajos Dornbach The Secret Trial of Imre Nagy (Hardcover, New)
Alajos Dornbach
R1,858 Discovery Miles 18 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Among the various secret or staged processes in court that are all to some degree the focus of public attention, the process against Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy of the 1956 Revolution is especially noteworthy. This volume contains the most important documents of this process: the indictment, the death sentence, the prosecutor's motion 31 years later concerning the repeal of the death sentence, and the acquittal. The separate research papers analyze the historical background of the process and the unlawful practices followed in the administration of justice of the communist party-state, best exemplified by the most serious infringements in the process against Imre Nagy. This book may be read with interest not only by lawyers and historians, but by all interested in the struggle of human will against political terror.

Dynamic Models of Conflict and Pacification - Dissenters, Officials, and Peacemakers (Hardcover, New): Dean Hoover, David... Dynamic Models of Conflict and Pacification - Dissenters, Officials, and Peacemakers (Hardcover, New)
Dean Hoover, David Kowalewski
R1,428 Discovery Miles 14 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This work examines the conflict between movements and regimes using dynamic mathematical modeling methods. Most of the deaths from political violence in the world in this century have not been caused by war, but by conflict between governments and dissenters. It is hoped that scholars will improve their understanding of these conflicts, and thus help to reduce the costs.

American Political Prisoners - Prosecutions under the Espionage and Sedition Acts (Hardcover, New): Styephen M. Kohn American Political Prisoners - Prosecutions under the Espionage and Sedition Acts (Hardcover, New)
Styephen M. Kohn
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This book is the first account of the personal lives of the nearly 1,000 long-term political prisoners arrested under various sedition laws for their opposition to World War I, their trade union activities, or their unpopular political or religious beliefs. Based on the author's exclusive access to the uncensored prison files of many of these prisoners, and information obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act, Kohn relays the powerful prison experiences of some of America's most famous and colorful labor, socialist, and peace leaders. With over ten years of research, and access to tens of thousands of pages of never-before released U.S. Department of Justice records, Stephen Kohn has been able to recreate the actual prison experiences of these political prisoners.

American Political Trials, 2nd Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Michal R Belknap American Political Trials, 2nd Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Michal R Belknap
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An updated and expanded revision of a popular book published in 1981, American Political Trials examines the role of politicized criminal trials and impeachments in U.S. history from the early colonial era to the late 20th century. Each chapter focuses on a trial representative of a particular era in the American past. The emphasis is on cases that resulted from political persecution, but the book also shows how defendants have exploited the judicial process to advance their political objectives. All of the chapters appearing in the earlier book have been updated. In addition, the volume includes new chapters on the 1637 trial of Anne Hutchinson and the 1989 trial of Lt. Col. Oliver North for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. The book also includes an updated bibliographical essay.

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