However likely that these experiences were common around Scott does not mean they were consistent in other parts of the country, etc. He shares the experience of company-provided meals of watery soup and bread, every single day and night, trade school, and work politics which, in a very real sense, are an extension of party politics. Bringing this number… 893 Words 4 Pages dominant topics in this debate is its effect on American workers, mostly those who work at the bottom of the labor force. There were also two artificial lakes closer to the project. The materials were often substandard, such as the slippery scaffolding and burned out machinery.
For five years I worked in Magnitogorsk. I saw a magnificent plant built. He lived in a barracks, suffered cold and privation, studied evenings, married a Russian girl—in short, lived for five years as a Russian among Russians. Assigned ultimately to construction of the new Soviet Pittsburgh, Magnitogorsk, on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains, the twenty-year-old was first an electric welder and then, after his role in construction had ended, a foreman and chemist in a coke and chemicals by-products plant. The workers lived in barracks that were little more than shanties, insulated with newspaper, and without any coal for heat. This ideology viewed the working class and peasantry as the main citizens in their society, while the rich landowners were not nearly as powerful as they once were. He bounced off the bleeder pipe, which probably saved his life.
In general, primary sources are the original materials of history or the original documents and substances that were created at the time, either by a first-hand experience, picture, etc. It was September, 1932, and I was twenty years old. Scott did not skip the brutality and injustice behind the propaganda, and he did not simply rationalize it away as a necessary cost of reaching the ultimate goal, but it did not stop him from pouring his heart and soul into his work. It is the Russian country, and it is their Revolution. In due course of time Soviet consular wheels ground out my visa and I entrained for Moscow. Many had immigrated to Russia from other countries or areas, such as Poland, because they heard there was work and at the site.
Things were bad in Germany. The Communist Party really ruled over everything that happened in the Soviet Union. Scott had a clear eye for detail and produced a chronicle that includes the ugliness and squalor as well as the endurance and dedication. It was an iron frame, wound haphazardly with asbestos tape and eighth-inch steel wire. The author kind of glazes over the atrocities and horrible conditions of these times and even of Stalins great purges of 1938 - 1939. Overall this is a unique book in the sense that the writer participated in one of the greatest social and economic experiments of the 20 th century.
I admit the writing style isn't the best, and when Scott writes about his wife and daughter, the treatment is so perfunctory I wish he would just stop. Their blue peasant eyes were clear and simple, but their foreheads and cheeks were scarred with frostbite, their hands dirty and gnarled. Their living conditions were even worse than the other workers; they simply lived in tents in temperatures that could get down to 40 below zero or more. Built with imported equipment and by uneducated farmers, the project is obtained with much blood and sweat. There were many building materials near the iron ore deposits that would become steel in the blast furnaces, and there was water in the Ural River about five miles away.
The need for specialized labor also attracted some foreign engineers who were facing unemployment in their own countries due to the Great Depression. He boldly decided to experience this paradise for himself by traveling to Magnitogorsk, the Gary, Indiana of th This paperback has been sitting on my shelf since the early 90s, when I was supposed to have read this book for a Russian history class I dropped. He usually does this economically. The main problem was the lack of trained personnel. In later years he publicly advocated against.
There were, however, dedicated, compassionate true believer party members who were certain they could remake humankind. For example, these included hearsay about what sort of industrial plant was under construction in this or that city, how huge it was, and what kind of wages and apartments workers were finding available there. Thus, history for one chronological time may be supposition for the next. Tens of thousands of people were enduring the most intense hardships in order to build blast furnaces, and many of them did it willingly, with boundless enthusiasm, which infected me from the day of my arrival. Scott contributed to the construction of Magnitogorsk as a welder working in treacherous conditions.
There was no wind, so our noses did not freeze. They speak of little schooling and difficult living conditions -- to Americans, most of them would be considered illiterate -- even many of the bosses and foremen. His accounts of daily life are the most interesting, but the information Fascinating account of life in a Soviet start-up industrial city during a very interesting period 1930s. According to Scott, money was spent like water, men froze, hungered, and suffered, but the construction work went on with a disregard for individuals, and a mass heroism seldom paralleled in history 30. Although socialism as it functioned in Magnitogorsk displayed numerous shortcomings, it did well enough that many valuable lessons can be learned from studying it.