|Hours:||T 11:00-12noon, W 2:00-3:00
RUSSIAN HISTORY, 1825-PRESENT (HISE-2250)
This survey lecture course examines the major transformations that have occurred in Russia since 1825: the emancipation of the serfs and the Great Reforms during the 1860s; rapid industrialization during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917; the emergence of a new, Soviet system following the victory of the Red Army in the Civil War; the rise of Stalin and the nature of the Stalin regime; the Nazi invasion in 1941 and the suffering and ultimate victory that followed; the onset of the Cold War; the decline of mass terror following Stalin's death; Soviet politics, society, and economy during the post-Stalin era; Gorbachev's attempts at reform under perestroika; the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991; the social and political transformations that have occurred in Russia since 1991.
STALIN'S RUSSIA, 1924-1953 (HISE 6511)
A seminar on the Soviet Union under Stalin that examines the nature of Stalin's rule, the goals and costs of his programs of collectivization and industrialization, the organization and impact of political terror under Stalin, the Soviet experience in the Second World War, and finally the dawn of the Cold War during Stalin's last years.