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Stalinist Reconstruction and the Confirmation of a New Elite, 1945–1953


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. J. Eric Duskin
    Pages 1-10
  3. J. Eric Duskin
    Pages 11-39
  4. J. Eric Duskin
    Pages 41-62
  5. J. Eric Duskin
    Pages 63-94
  6. J. Eric Duskin
    Pages 95-128
  7. J. Eric Duskin
    Pages 129-138
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 139-195

About this book


Stalinist Reconstruction and the Confrontation of a New Elite, 1945-53 looks at the postwar Stalin era through the eyes of industrial supervisors and offers a picture of the technical intelligentsia's transformation into the Soviet Union's social and political elite. Drawing from archives, newspapers, memoirs, and an array of secondary sources, the book reveals new aspects of the Stalin phenomenon and concludes that, contrary to prior assumptions, the late-Stalin years marked the Soviet Union's passage from the convulsion and disorder of revolution to the routinized professionalization common to most industrial societies.


revolution Soviet Union Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA

About the authors

J. ERIC DUSKIN is an assistant Professor of History at Northern Illinois University where he teaches courses on Soviet Thought and Culture, Stalin and Stalinism, the Russian Revolution, and the History of the Soviet Union and Beyond.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stalinist Reconstruction and the Confirmation of a New Elite, 1945–1953
  • Authors E. Duskin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-91894-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-42392-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-1945-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 195
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Russian, Soviet, and East European History
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' invaluable contribution to our understanding of the intelligentsia, an important aspect of social and economic history in Stalin's last years.' - Derek Watson, CREES, University of Birmingham, Slavic Review