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Revolutions of 1989 Primary Sources

The following is a very short list of primary sources, mainly published documents. Besides the titles

included in the following list, three unique periodicals should be mentioned as important,

conveniently accessible sources of information for an indepth study on the subject. They are Uncaptive minds (New York, 1988-1997), a quarterly that published the opinions and political discourses of opposition leaders of Central and Eastern Europe; Report on Eastern Europe (Munich, Germnay, 1990-1991), a weekly published by Radio Free Europe that comprehensively covered the countries during those two turbulent years of 1990-1991; and Cold War International History Project Bulletin (Washington, DC, 1992- ), an irregular journal published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and now available online in its entirety (http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=topics.publications&group_id=11900).

 

 

Bán, András. Pax Britannica : Wartime Foreign Office Documents Regarding Plans for a Postbellum East Central Europe, Atlantic Studies on Society in Change. Boulder, Colo. : Social Science Monographs: Highland Lakes, N.J., 1997.

 

Bozóki, András. The Roundtable Talks of 1989 : The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy : Analysis and Documents. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2002.

 

Cooper, Leland R. Kenesei Andrea. Hungarians in Transition : Interviews with Citizens of the Nineties. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 1993.

 

Coordinating Office Abroad of NSZZ Solidarnosc. The Independent Polish Trade Union NSZZ Solidarnosc : documents of the Second National Congress, Gdansk, 19-25 April 1990. Genval, Belgium, 1990.

 

Gray, Richard T., and Sabine Wilke. German Unification and Its Discontents : Documents from the Peaceful Revolution. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.

 

Kovtun, Caroline, and Vance Whitby, trans. "Czechoslovak Regime Documents on the Velvet Revolution," Cold War International History Project 12/13 (2001), 194-209.

 

Paczkowski, Andrzej, Malcolm Byrne, Gregory F. Domber, and Magdalena Klotzbach. From Solidarity to Martial Law : The Polish Crisis of 1980-1981 : A Documentary History. Budapest ; New York: Central European University Press, 2007.

 

Politbiuro, Tsk Kpss, Project Cold War International History, and Mark Kramer. Soviet Deliberations During the Polish Crisis, 1980-1981. Washington, D.C. United States: Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1999. (Special Working Paper no.1, Cold War International History Project)

 

Precan, Vilém. Prague-Washington-Prague : Reports from the United States Embassy in Czechoslovakia, November-December 1989. Prague: Václav Havel Library, 2004.

 

Rotfeld, Adam Daniel Stützle Walther. Germany and Europe in Transition. Oxford [England]: Oxford University Press, 1991.


Stokes, Gale. From Stalinism to Pluralism : A Documentary History of Eastern Europe since 1945. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

 

Virginia Major Thomas et al. "Survival : Lives of Hungarians under Communist and Capitalist Governments, 1956-2000 : 2004-[Ongoing]. Oral History Collection." Transcripts: 2 boxes. Original interviews: 26 sound cassettes.

 

Ward, Philip. Bulgarian Voices: Letting the People Speak. Cambridge, England: Oleander, 1992.

last updated: 6/22/2010