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Fall 1998

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IREX Frontline

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In early 1981, at the height of the Solidarity revolution, I was accepted by lREX to spend the spring 1982 semester in Warsaw for my project on the development of the workers' movement and the formation of Solidarity. My family and I were to fly to Poland just after Christmas of 1981. But on December 13, martial law was declared, and the Polish borders were sealed. I had taken a leave of absence from Butler University, and we had already rented out our house, so we were stranded.


This article was archived with permission from IREX, all rights reserved. Document also available from Mason, David S. "Political Rese arch in Martial Law Poland," IREX Frontline, vol. 3, no. 3 (Fall 1998), p. 8.