The Birth of Solidarity

  • A. Kemp-Welch

Part of the St Antony's book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. A. Kemp-Welch
    Pages 1-34
  3. A. Kemp-Welch
    Pages 35-148
  4. Tadeusz Kowalik
    Pages 149-187
  5. A. Kemp-Welch
    Pages 188-199
  6. A. Kemp-Welch
    Pages 200-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-261

About this book


This book describes the origins and birth of Solidarity in 1980, its rebirth in 1989, and the formation of a Solidarity government. This second edition is now enlarged to include fresh documentation of the 1980 strike, a further mmoire on the experts' role 'behind the scenes', and an entirely new chapter 'From Gdansk to Government'. Taken together, the analysis and documentation provide a permanent record of Eastern Europe's first breakthrough into post-communism.


1989 communism Europe government solidarity strike

Authors and affiliations

  • A. Kemp-Welch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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