The Mass Deportation of Poles to Siberia, 1863-1880

Authors: Gentes, Andrew A.

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  • Provides the first comprehensive study of the mass deportation following the 1863 Polish Uprising of Poles to Siberia 
  • Combines analysis of government policies and procedures with a social and biographical approach
  • Utilises archival documents from Siberia and the former Western Provinces
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This book concerns the mass deportation of Poles and others to Siberia following the failed 1863 Polish Insurrection. The imperial Russian government fell back upon using exile to punish the insurrectionists and to cleanse Russia’s Western Provinces of ethnic Poles. It convoyed some 20,000 inhabitants of the Kingdom of Poland and the Western Provinces across the Urals to locations as far away as Iakutsk, and assigned them to penal labor or forced settlement. Yet the government’s lack of infrastructure and planning doomed this operation from the start, and the exiles found ways to resist their subjugation. Based upon archival documents from Siberia and the former Western Provinces, this book offers an unparalleled exploration of the mass deportation. Combining social history with an analysis of statecraft, it is a unique contribution to scholarship on the history of Poland and the Russian Empire.

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Andrew A. Gentes is the author of Exile to Siberia, 1590-1822 (Palgrave, 2008) and Exile, Murder, and Madness in Siberia, 1823-61 (Palgrave, 2010), as well as numerous articles. His translations include P. F. Iakubovich’s In the World of the Outcasts: Notes of a Former Penal Laborer (2014).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mass Deportation of Poles to Siberia, 1863-1880
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60958-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60958-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60957-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86969-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 262
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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