HIS 383 • Revolutionary Russia
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
The purpose of this graduate reading course is to introduce students to the literature and historiographic debates in Russian history from the end of the imperial regime to the beginning of the Stalinist era. The readings, a mix of older and newer works, will focus on both the high politics of the period and the social and political pressure from below.
The final grade is based on both the written assignments (75%) and classroom participation (25%).
Figes, Orlando. A PEOPLES TRAGEDY. Pipes, Richard. A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Read, Christopher. FROM TSAR TO SOVIETS. Robert Service. LENIN. E.H. Carr. THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. VOL. 2. Brovkin, Vladimir. RUSSIA AFTER LENIN. Stites, Richard. REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS. Wood, Elizabeth. THE BABA AND THE COMRADE. Goldman, Wendy. WOMEN, THE STATE AND REVOLUTION. Tucker, Robert. STALIN AS REVOLUTIONARY. Cohen, Stephen. BUKHARIN AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. Lewin, Moshe. RUSSIAS PEASANTS AND SOVIET POWER.