Russia and the USSR in the 20th Century / Edition 3by David MacKenzie, Michael W. Curran
Pub. Date: 11/01/1996
This balanced text has been revised to reflect the dramatic changes that have occurred in the former Soviet Union and to give students the context in which they can understand the roots of those changes. Introduced by a discussion of Russian history just prior to the Revolution, the text looks at the development of the Soviet Union goes beyond the political to reveal the complexity of social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural forces that have shaped this country. Two new chapters bring students up to date on the collapse of the Soviet Union and the legacy of Soviet Communism. Highly praised Problems sections offer conflicting points of view among Soviet, post-Soviet, and Western historians, giving readers insight into the past and present debates in this changing nation.
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Table of Contents1. Background and Early History. 2. Reform and Reaction, 1855-1904. 3. The Revolutionary Movement to 1904. 4. Revolution, Reaction, and Reform, 1905-1914. 5. Cultural Developments, 1855-1917. 6. War and Revolution, 1914-1917. 7. From March to November 1917. 8. Civil War and Communism, 1917-1921. 9. The New Economic Policy and Power Struggle, 1921-1927. 10. The Politics of Stalinism, 1928-1941. 11. The Great Transformation. 12. Soviet Culture Under Lenin and Stalin, 1917-1953. 13. Soviet Foreign Relations to 1941. 14. War and Reconstruction, 1941-1953. 15. The Khrushchev Era, 1953-1964. 16. The Brezhnev Era, 1964-1982. 17. Soviet Culture Since Stalin, 1953-1991. 18. The Soviet Gerontocracy, 1982-1985. 19. The Gorbachev Revolution, 1985-1991. 20. The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1991-1992. 21. The Legacy of Soviet Communism and Troubled Transitions, 1992-1995.
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