History of the Party of Labour of Albania

Partisan Vow - Guri Mahdi

Partisan Vow – Guri Mahdi

This page seeks to provide readers access to the History of the Party of Labour of Albania. Initially this will be confined to Chapters 1 – 5, which covers the period from 1929 to 1960.  We have access to another 5 Chapters of the History which takes the story up to 1980 (we don’t know if there were any other chapters produced in the later years of the 1980s) and plan to place them on this page at some time in the not too distant future.

Click on the images below to be taken to a downloadable pdf. Sorry the files are quite large, please be patient when downloading.

History of the Party of Labour of Albania

History of the Party of Labour of Albania – Chapter 1

 

 

Chapter 1

The Struggle to Found the Albanian Communist Party (1929-1941)

 

 

 

 

History of the Party of Labour of Albania - Chapter 2

History of the Party of Labour of Albania – Chapter 2

 

 

Chapter 2

The Communist Party of Albania – Organizer and Leader of the War for the Liberation of the Country and for the Establishment of the People’s Power (1941-1944)

 

 

 

History of the Party of Labour of Albania - Chapter 3

History of the Party of Labour of Albania – Chapter 3

 

 

Chapter 3

The Communist Party of Albania in its Struggle to Rebuild the Country and Promote Socialist Revolution (December 1944-1948)

 

 

 

 

History of the Party of Labour of Albania - Chapter 4

History of the Party of Labour of Albania – Chapter 4

 

 

Chapter 4

The Struggle of the Party to turn Albania from a Backward Agrarian Country into an Agrarian-Industrial One (1948-1955)

 

 

 

 

History of the Party of Labour of Albania - Chapter 5

History of the Party of Labour of Albania – Chapter 5

 

 

Chapter 5

The Party of Labour of Albania and its Struggle to Complete the Building of the Economic Basis of Socialism (1956-1960)

 

 

 

 

 

The link below will take you to the full version of the History of the Party of Labor, 2nd edition, which was published in 1982. This has been created as a pdf by the Comrades at www.enverhoxha.ru and I thank them for their work.

History of the Party of Labor of Albania - 2nd edition 1982

History of the Party of Labor of Albania – 2nd edition 1982

The second edition of the «History of the PLA» covers the activity of the Party up to 1980. Apart from this, the first edition has been re-edited, making a number of minor alterations which do not affect its structure or general content. The changes comprise some abridgments and corrections made on the basis of documents.

Ten years of the Albanian Party of Labour

Ten years of the Albanian Party of Labour

 

 

A very early book on the history of the Party of Labour of Albania, published in Prague in 1951. It has text in three languages, Albanian, Russian and English. Interesting especially for its collection of photos from the national Liberation War and the first years of Socialist Construction.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “History of the Party of Labour of Albania

  1. I actually own this; it came in the form of two small books and ended in 1960. There were no additional small books to my knowledge, though, they simply re-released it as one single English-language “History of the Party of Labor of Albania” in 1971 which incorporated the earlier chapters while adding the rest of the 60’s to them. In 1982 a new edition (with “Labour” instead of “Labor”) was released which extended the history into the 70’s to cover the 7th Congress of the PLA, adoption of the new Constitution, and the Sino-Albanian split. There were no newer editions after that, in Albanian or otherwise.

    I think the two small booklets were part of an abandoned project, and that they simply realized there was no need to divide the party’s history into multiple small books, so they went with a more attractive one-volume hardcover work incorporating all of it (which was also what they had in Albania, the English-language history being a translation of the “Historia e Partisë së Punës së Shqipërisë”) and adding a handy bound bookmark to it.

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