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Constructing Socialism: Technology and Change in East Germany, 1945-1990
Trabant cars carried many East Germans westward after the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989. The car's 1950s design, obvious environmental incorrectness and all-plastic body became a symbol of the technological limitations of East German communism. But as Raymond G. Stokes points out in this text, eastern Germany in 1945 was one of the most highly developed, technolog ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 17th 2000 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 2000)
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