Barenberg Published Book: ‘Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and its Legacy in Vorkuta’

Alan Barenberg, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, offers a radical reassessment of the infamous “Gulag Archipelago” in his new book, “Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and its Legacy in Vorkuta”. Barenberg reveals Vorkuta as a place where the borders separating camp and city were contested and permeable, enabling prisoners to establish social connections that would eventually aid them in their transitions to civilian life. (Yale University Press, 2014)