Structure of Soviet History Essays and Documents

ISBN-10: 019534054X
ISBN-13: 9780195340549
Edition: 2nd 2014
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List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Organized chronologically and covering political, social, and cultural history from a variety of viewpoints, the readings in The Structure of Soviet History examine all of the major events and principal interpretations of Soviet history. Selections include official pronouncements anddissident manifestos, public speeches and private letters, and previously untranslated documents.

Introduction: Back to the Future
New to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Transliteration and Dating
Revolution and Civil War
The Revolutions of 1917
Essays Ronald Grigor Suny, "Toward a Social History of the October Revolution"
Boris I. Kolonitskii, "Antibourgeois Propaganda and Anti-'Burzhui' Consciousness in 1917"
Documents Order No. 1.
A. F. Kerenskii's Statement in the Soviet of Workers' Deputies, March 2, 1917
Iraklii Tsereteli's Speech on Returning from Siberian Exile, March 20, 1917
V. I. Lenin, "The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution ('April Theses')", April 7, 1917
Tsereteli and Lenin's Exchange of Words During the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, June 3-4, 1917
"Report of the Commissar of the Novoaleksandrovsk Uezd, Kovno Guberniia, " June 14, 1917
V. I. Lenin, "Letter to Central Committee Members, " October 24, (November 6), 1917
Civil War, Socialism, and Nationalism
Essays Peter Holquist, " 'Information Is the Alpha and Omega of Our Work': Bolshevik Surveillance in Its Pan-European Context"
Documents First Decrees of the New Soviet Government
The Dissolution of the Constituent Assembly
I. N. Steinberg, "The Cheka is Cheated"
Iulii Martov's Letter to A. N. Stein, June 16, 1918
Lenin's Letter to V. V. Kuraev, E. B. Bosh, A. E. Minkin, August 11, 1918
Lev Trotskii, "Report on the Red Army" to the First Congress of the Communist International, March 2, 1919
Retreat and Rebuilding
Politics, Society, and Culture in the 1920s
Essays Terry Martin, "An Affirmative-Action Empire: The Emergence of the Soviet Nationalities Policy, 1919-1923"
Documents Aleksandra Kollontai, The Workers' Opposition, 1921
Resolutions of the Tenth Congress of the Russian Communist Party, "On Party Unity" and "On the Syndicalist and Anarchist Deviation in Our Party," March 1921
Lenin's Letter to Stalin, July 17, 1922
V. I. Lenin, "Letter to the Congress" [Lenin's "Testament"], December 23-31, 1922
Bukharin and Dzerzhinskii Disagree About the Nature of Revolutionary Government, December 1924
Joseph Stalin, "The October Revolution and the Tactics of the Russian Communists, " December 17, 1924
Lev Kamenev, "Speech to the Fourteenth Party Congress," December 1925
The Code of Laws on Marriage and Divorce, the Family and Guardianship, November 19, 1926
Kamenev-Bukharin Exchange, July 11, 1928
Kliment Voroshilov's Letter to "Sergo" Orjonikidze, June 8, 1929
Stalin's Letter to Molotov, Voroshilov, and Orjonikidze, September 30, 1929
Lev Kopelev, from To Be Preserved Forever
Stalinism
The Stalin Revolution
Essays Sheila Fitzpatrick, "The Bolshevik Invention of Class: Marxist Theory and the Making of 'Class Consciousness' in Soviet Society"
James Von Geldern, "The Centre and the Periphery: Cultural and Social Geography in the Mass Culture of the 1930s"
Jochen Hellbeck, "The Urge to Struggle On," from Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary Under Stalin
Nicholas S. Timasheff, "World Revolution or Russia," from The Great Retreat
Vera S. Dunham, "The Big Deal"
Documents Joseph Stalin, "Dizzy with Success: Concerning Questions of the Collective Farm Movement, " March 2, 1930
Lev Kopelev, "The Last Grain Collections 1933"
I. V. Stalin, "New Conditions--New Tasks in Economic Construction," Stalin's Speech to a Conference of Economic Managers, June 23, 1931
Decree of the Council of People�s Commissars of the USSR and of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks), "On the Teaching of Civic History in the Schools of the USSR," May 16, 1934
"For the Fatherland!" Editorial in Pravda, June 9, 1934
Stalin's Letter to Kosior and Chubar in Kharkov, January 2, 1930
Nadezhda Mandelstam, "A May Night, " excerpts from Hope Against Hope: A Memoir
Stalin to All Members of the Central Committee of the All-Russian Communist Party, March 31, 1937
Stalin on the Arrests and Executions of Tukhachevskii, Iakir, Uborevich, and Others, June 11, 1937
Beria to Stalin on Counter-revolutionary Organization in Ajaria, July 17, 1937
Stalin to the Secretaries of Obkoms, Kraikoms, and Central Committees of the National Communist Parties, August 3, 1937
Iu. Lvova, "Is Pashchitskii Present?"
Nikolai Bukharin's Letter to Stalin, December 10, 1937
Mekhlis to Stalin and Ezhov, October 28, 1938
Conference of Musicians at me Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party, Moscow, January 1948
Report to Stalin on Dissolving Jewish Writers' Associations; and Stalin's Decision, February 8, 1949
Nikita Khrushchev's Apology to Stalin, March 6, 1951
Dangers and Opportunities: The Comintern, World War, and Cold War
Essays John Barber, "Popular Reactions in Moscow to the German Invasion of June 22, 1941"
David Holloway, "The Premises of Policy," from, Stalin and the Bomb
Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk, "Stalin's Last Struggle," from Cold Peace
Documents "Theses on the National and Colonial Question" 1920
"Theses on the Conditions for Admission" to the Communist International, 1920
Stalin, "On the Tasks of Workers in the Economy," excerpts from his speech to the First All-Union Conference of Workers of Socialist Industry, February 4, 1931
Stalin's Interview with Roy Howard of the Scripps-Howard Publications, 1936
The Nazi-Soviet Pact, August 23, 1939
Memorandum from Lavrenti Beria to Stalin, March 5, 1940
Letter to Nikita Khrushchev from Aleksandr Shelepin and Draft Resolution to Destroy the Documents Concerning the Katyn Massacre, March 3, 1959
Admiral N. G. Kuznetsov, "At Naval Headquarters"
Report from Beria to Stalin, July 4, 1944
Record of Conversations between Comrade I. V. Stalin and Chairman of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, December 16, 1949; January 22, 1950
Reform and Stagnation
From Autocracy to Oligarchy
Essays Ted Hopf, "The Thuw at Home, 1953-58," from Reconstructing the Cold War
Deborah A. Field, "Irreconcilable Differences: Divorce and Conceptions of Private Life in the Khrushchev Era"
Documents Evgenii Evtushenko, from A Precocious Autobiography
Nikita Khrushchev's "Secret Speech" to the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, February 25, 1956
Joseph Starobin, "1956-A Memoir"
Report of Vladimir Semichastnyi, Chairman of the KGB, July 25, 1962
Stagnation
Essays John Bushnell, "The 'New Soviet Man' Turns Pessimist"
James R. Millar, "The Little Deal: Brezhnev's Contribution To Acquisitive Socialism"
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, "Cars, Cars, and More Cars," from Cars for Comrades
Documents Fedor Burlatskii, "Brezhnev and the End of the Thaw: Reflections on the Nature of Political Leadership"
Report of Vladmir Semichastnyi to the Central Committee on Armenian Nationalists, February 7, 1966
"Was the 1968 Prague Invasion Justified?"
"The Case of Boris Kochubiyevsky"
Letter from Vladimir Vysotskii to Petr Dimichev, April 17, 1973
Reform and Revolution
The Road to Revolution
Essays Victoria E. Bonnell and Gregory Freidin, "Televorot: The Role of Television Coverage in Russia's August 1991 Coup"
Documents Mikhail Gorbachev, from Memoirs
Election of Mikhail Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nina Andreeva, "I Cannot Give Up My Principles"
The Rehabilitation of Bukharin
Boris Yeltsin Resigns from the Communist Party at the Twenty-Eighth Congress of the CPSU, July 1990
Boris Yeltsin Calls for Gorbachev's Resignation, February 1991
The August Coup
End of the USSR: Formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Mikhail Gorbachev, "Speech of Resignation," December 25 1991
The Second Russian Republic and the "Near Abroad"
Essays Lilia Shevtsova, "Russia's Post-Communist Politics: Revolution or Continuity?"
Ronald Grigor Suny, "Constructing Primordialism: Old Histories for New Nations"
Documents Valentin Rasputin, "After Events, On the Eve of Events," January 1992
Gavriil Popov, "August 1991"
Yeltsin Dissolves Parliament, Calls Elections Reply by Ruslan Khasbulatov, September 21, 1993
Andranik Migranian, "Russia and the Near Abroad"
Boris Yeltsin, "Appeal to the Citizens of Russia" December 11, 1994
The Russian State Duma Nullifies the Breakup of the Soviet Union
Principles for Determining the Foundations of Relations Between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic, August 31, 1996
Boris Yeltsin, "Address to the Russian People," December 31, 1999
Russia and the Former Soviet States in the Twenty-First Century
Essays Vadim Volkov, "Veblens Warning" and "The Politics of State Formation"
Andrei P. Tsygankov, "The World after September 11 and Great Power Pragmatism"
Documents Vladimir Putin, First Person
Vladimir Putin�s Prepared Remarks at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy, February 10, 2007
Conversation of Writer Grigorii Chkhartishvili (Boris Akunin) with Mikhail Khordorkovsky
Summing Up
Essays Z" [Martin Malia], "To the Stalin Mausoleum"
Alexander Dallin, "Causes of the Collapse of the USSR"
Stephen Holmes, "What Russia Teaches Us Now: How Weak States Threaten Freedom"

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