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HIST 4857 Stalin (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

We will study Stalin's formative years, his career as a revolutionary before 1917, his rise to political power, industrialization, collectivization, political terror, World War II, post-war recovery and the Cold War. We will read the first and the latest biographies of Stalin, the moving memoirs of a Terror victim, and recent scholarship on the origins of the Cold War. The course will draw on a number of feature and documentary films (including the recent Oscar winning "Burnt by the Sun") and a new PBS series on World War II, "Russia's War."

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Roberta Manning

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17