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Author Domber, Gregory F., 1974- author.

Title Empowering revolution : America, Poland, and the end of the Cold War / Gregory F. Domber.

Published Chapel Hill, North Carolina : University of North Carolina Press, [2014]

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 UniM Bail  327.730438 DOMB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series The new Cold War history.
New Cold War history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-380) and index.
Contents A watershed in the political history of mankind : the reaction to martial law, December 1981 to January 1982 -- We are a card in their game : American policy takes shape, January to September 1982 -- Bilateral relations were about as cold as you can imagine : diplomatic stalemate, September 1982 to January 1985 -- A circle of mistakes : international pressures, domestic response, January 1985 to September 1986 -- Very good and getting better : reengagement and reinforcement, September 1986 to February 1988 -- Volatility in Poland's continuing drama : Solidarność's final victory, February 1988 to September 1989 -- Conclusion: Empowering revolution -- Appendix: National endowment for democracy funds granted for work inside Poland, 1984-1989.
Summary "Utilizing archival research and interviews with Polish and American government officials and opposition leaders, Domber argues that the United States empowered a specific segment of the Polish opposition and illustrates how Soviet leaders unwittingly fostered radical, pro-democratic change through their policies. The result is fresh insight into the global impact of the Polish pro-democracy movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Democracy -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Social movements -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Poland.
Poland -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Poland.
Poland -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1980-1989.
Standard Number 40024121985
ISBN 9781469618517 (cloth : alkaline paper)
1469618516 (cloth : alkaline paper)
9781469618524 (ebook)