Russia and the USSR in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0534571956

ISBN-13: 9780534571955

Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Michael W. Curran, David MacKenzie

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In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a succinct, updated history from the later imperial tsarist regime to the current Russia. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history through the Putin presidency, and offers Russian as well as post-Soviet views of Russian history.
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List price: $131.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

David Mackenzie is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Background and Early History
Challenge and Response
The Peoples
Summary of Russian History to 1855
Reform And Reaction, 1855-1904
The Great Reforms
Foreign Affairs, 1815-1881
Domestic Affairs, 1881-1904
Foreign Affairs, 1881-1904
The Revolutionary Movement to 1904
Revolutionary Populism
The Development of Marxism
From Populism to the Socialist Revolutionaries
On the Eve
Revolution, Reaction, and Reform, 1905-1914
The Revolution of 1905
Creation of the Duma Monarchy, 1905-1906
Political Development, 1907-1914
Economic and Social Development
Foreign Affairs, 1906-1914
Cultural Developments, 1855-1917
War And Revolution, 1914-1917
Russia Enters World War I
War Aims and Wartime Diplomacy
The Army and the Fronts
The Home Front
The March Revolution
From March To November 1917
The "Dual Power"
The Bolsheviks Gain Leaders and a Program
The Revolution Moves Left (May-July)
Kornilov and the Rightward Shift (July-September)
The Rising Tide (September-November)
The November Revolution
Civil War and War Communism, 1917-1921
First Steps, 1917-1918
Civil War, 1918-1920
Civil War and Allied Intervention, 1918-1920
"War Communism": An Economic Disaster
The Kronstadt Revolt of 1921
The New Economic Policy and Power Struggle, 1921-1927
Economic and Political Controls of NEP
The Struggle over Succession
The Politics of Stalinism, 1928-1941
Intraparty Struggles and Crises, 1929-1934
The Great Purge
Government and Party Organization
The Great Transformation
The Great Industrialization Debate, 1924-1928
Forced Collectivization
Industry: The Five Year Plans
Shifts in Social Policies
Soviet Culture Under Lenin and Stalin, 1917-1953
Initial Policies
Lunacharskii: The Politics of Culture
Soviet Culture in the Making: Proletkult and Other Vanguard Groups
The Cinema
Stalinist Culture, 1929-1953
Partiinost in Literature
Anticosmopolitanism and the Arts
Soviet Foreign Relations to 1941
First Revolutionary Era, 1917-1921
Accommodation, 1921-1927
Neoisolationism, 1928-1933
Collective Security, 1934-1937
The Nazi-Soviet Pact, 1939-1941
War and Reconstruction, 1941-1953
The 1942 Campaign: The Turning Point
Soviet Offensives and Allied Victory, 1943-1945
The USSR and the Far Eastern War
Postwar Stalinism
The Khrushchev Era, 1953-1964
Politics: Repudiating Stalinism
Economy: Focus on Agriculture
Foreign Affairs: Crises in the Communist Bloc Countries
Khrushchev''s Fall
The Brezhnev Era, 1964-1982
Politics: Brezhnev''s Rise
Nationalism and Dissent
Economy and Society
Foreign Affairs and Armed Forces
The Soviet Gerontocracy, 1982-1985
Domestic Politics
Economy and Society
Foreign Policy
The Gorbachev Revolution, 1985-1991
The Leader and the Succession
Glasnost and Political Reform
Nationalities and Nationalism
Perestroika''s Impact on the Economy and Society
National Security and Foreign Affairs
Soviet Culture After Stalin, 1953-1991
The Thaw, 1953-1956
Dr. Zhivago and the Refreeze
Culture under Khrushchev
Culture under Brezhnev
Culture under Gorbachev, 1985-1991
The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1990-1992
Gorbachev Declines, Yeltsin Rises, 1990-1991
The August Coup
The Demise of the Soviet Union, 1991-1992
The Commonwealth of Independent States
The Yeltsin Years, 1991-1999
The Legacy of Soviet Communism
Environmental Problems: A Devastated Land
Troubled Transitions, 1992-? Politics: Yeltsin versus the Parliament
Post-Soviet Culture
Yeltsin''s Disputed Legacy
The Putin Presidency
Early Life and Career
The Road to the Presidency
Putin as President
Tentative Assessment
Culture Under Yeltsin and Putin
Russian and Soviet Leaders, 1801-2000
Areas and Populations of Former Soviet Union Republics
Populations of Principal Cities of the Russian Federation
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