HISTORY 196 - First Year Seminar in Social Sciences
Section: 001 Revolution from Above: Stalin and Stalinism
Term: WN 2016
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union for thirty years and transformed a largely peasant country into an industrial powerhouse. He led the USSR in its fight against Nazi Germany, all the while solidifying his power through mass terror and propaganda. He was both feared, loved, was enormously popular within his country, and hated in much of the outside world.

This course explores Stalin’s role in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, his “Revolution from Above,” the years of the Second World War, and the Cold War. It will be taught through lectures and discussions. Students will read original sources and secondary works and participate in discussions. A historiographical paper will be due at the end of the semester.

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HISTORY 196 - First Year Seminar in Social Sciences
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780544495722
Conversations with Stalin, Author: Djilas, Milovan,
ISBN: 0691145334
On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics, Author: Fitzpatrick, Sheila.
ISBN: 0156027518
Journey into the whirlwind., Author: Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg ; translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward., Publisher: Harvest/HBJ Books. 2002
ISBN: 0195347358
Cold peace Stalin and the Soviet ruling circle, 1945-1953, Author: Gorlizki, Yoram,, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2004
ISBN: 0472026674
Lenin's last struggle, Author: Lewin, Moshe, 1921-2010., Publisher: University of Michigan Press 2005
ISBN: 9780253204851
Red bread : collectivization in a Russian village, Author: Hindus, Maurice Gerschon, 1891-1969., Publisher: Indiana University Press 1988
ISBN: 9780253205360
Behind the Urals : an American worker in Russia's city of steel, Author: by John Scott., Publisher: Indiana Univ. Pr. Enl. ed., 1990
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