Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Yes, there was one student who decided they needed to add a little spice to their paper. The ironic part: it was still an F paper. But now there's all this bureaucratic bs paperwork we have to do. I just don't get it. And I'm not in the best of moods because I have a sinus infection and I'm still getting those headaches. I really hope they go away before I start grading the finals.

I wonder how any students would cheat on this! Yes, it's another edition of pre-lim lists. This week: USSR history pre-lim list. This is my speciality, and it's still not the longest list I have. I have probably read at least half of this list, but I took bad notes. So please feel free to make this your Christmas reading and then send me your notes!

General Introduction:
Cohen, Stephen, “Sovietology as a Vocation,” in Rethinking the Soviet Experience, 1985.
Daniels, Robert V., “Does the Present Change the Past?” Journal of Modern History 70, no. 2 (1998).
Gleason, Abbott, “the October Revolution: Invention and reinvention, Ad Infinitum,” Journal of Modern History 70, no. 2 (1998).
Kotkin, Stephen, “1991 and the Russian Revolution: Sources, conceptual Categories, Analytical Frameworks,” Journal of Modern History 70, no. 2 (1998).
Smith, S. A., “Writing the history of the Russian Revolution after the Fall of Communism,” in Europe-Asia Studies 46, no. 4 (1994).

E. H. Carr, The Bolshevik Revolution, vol. 1, 1950.
William Chamberlin, The Russian Revolution, vol. 1, 1935.

Robert V. Daniels, Red October, 1967 (Chap 11).
Alexander Rabinowitch, The Bolsheviks Come to Power, 1976 (Chaps. 15-16).
Ronald Grigor Suny, “Toward a Social History of the October Revolution,” American Historical Review 88, no. 1 (1983).
Orlando Figes and Boris Kolonitskii, Interpreting the Russian Revolution; The Languages and Symbols of 1917, 1999 (Chap. 2).
Frederick Corney, Telling October: Memory and the making of the Bolshevik Revolution, 2004.

V. I. Lenin, “What is to be Done?” and “State and Revolution.”
Edward M. Dune, Notes of a Red Guard, 1993.
N. N. Sukhanov, The Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal Record, 1984.
Viktor Shlovsky, A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs, 1917-1922, 1984.

Civil War
E. H. Carr, The Bolshevik Revolution, vol. 2, 1952.
William Chamberlin, The Russian Revolution, vol. 2, 1935.
E. B. Genkina, Obrazovanie SSSR, 1947.

Leopold H. Haimson, “Civil war and the Problem of social Identities in Early Twentieth-Century Russia,” in Party, State and Society in the Russian Civil War: Explorations in Social History, 1989.
Evan Mawdsley, The Russian Civil War, 1987 (Intro, chaps, 15-19, conclusion).
William Rosenberg, “The Social Background to Tsektran,” and
Moshe Lewin, “The Civil War: Dynamics and Legacy,” in Koenker, Rosenberg, and Suny eds. Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War, 1989.
Orlando Figes, Peasant Russia, Civil War: the Volga Countryside in Revolution, 1917-1921, 1989 (Intro, chap 3).
Peter Holquist, “Information is the Alpha and Omega of Our Work: Bolshevik Surveillance in its Pan-European context,” JMH 69, (1997).

V. P. Butt ed., The Russian Civil War: Documents from the Soviet Archives, 1996.
Richard Pipes ed., The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archive, 1996.

The Formation of the Soviet Union
E. H. Carr, The Russian Revolution, vol. 1.
Walker Connor, The National Question in Marxist-Leninist Theory and Perspective, 1984 (Chap. 2-3).
E. B. Genkina, Obrazovanie SSSR, 1947.
Gregory Massell, The Surrogate Proletariat: Moslem Women and Revolutionary Strategies in Soviet Central Asia, 1919-1929, 1974.

Richard Pipes, The Formation of the Soviet Union, rev. ed, 1991 (chaps. 2-6).
Olaf Caroe, Soviet Empire: The Turks of Central Asia and Stalinism, 1954.
Yuri Slezkine, “The USSR as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State Promoted Ethnic Particularism,” Slavic Review 53, no. 2 (1994).
Francine Hirsch, “The Soviet Union as a Work-in Progress: Ethnographers and the Category Nationality in the 1926, 1937, and 1939 Censuses,” Slavic Review 56, no. 2 (1997).
Terry Martin, The Affirmative Action Empire, 2000 (chap. 1).
Douglas Northrop, Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia, 2004.

Decrees and Constitution of Soviet Russia (The Nation Press), 1920.
To See the Dawn: Congress of the Peoples of the East, 1993.
P. N. Pospelov ed., Lenin I Akademiia nauk, 1969.

E. H. Carr, Socialism in One country 1924-1926, 3 vols., 1958-1964.

Moshe Lewin, Lenin’s Last Struggle, 1968.
Stephen Cohen, “Bukharin, NEP, and the Idea of an Alternative to Stalinism,” in Rethinking the Soviet Experience.
Alan Ball, Russia’s Last Capitalists, 1987.
Elizabeth Wood, “Class and Gender at Loggerheads in the Early Soviet State: Who Should Organize the Female Proletariat and How?” in Frader and Rose, eds. Gender and Class in Modern Europe, 1996.
Eric Naiman, Sex in Public: The Incarnation of early Soviet Ideology, 1997 (intro. chaps. 3-7).

V. I. Stalin, The Foundation of Leninism, 1924.
William Rosenberg, Bolshevik Visions, 1984.

Cultural Revolution
Sheila Fitzpatrick, “Introduction” and “Cultural Revolution as Class War,” The Cultural Front, 1992.
Kendall Bailes, Technology and Society Under Lenin and Stalin, 1978 (Chaps. 2, 3, 7, 8).
Katerina Clark, St. Petersburg: Crucible of Cultural Revolution, 1995 (intro. Chaps. 11, 12).
Michael David-Fox, “What is Cultural Revolution?” Russian Review 58, no. 2 (1999): and the Fitzpatrick and David-Fox exchange.
Paula Michels, “Medical Propaganda and Cultural Revolution in Soviet Kazakhstan, 1928-41,” Russian Review 59, no. 2 (2000).
David Joravsky, “The construction of the Soviet Psyche,” in Fitzpatrick eds., Cultural Revolution in Russia.

Akademicheskoe delo, 1920-1930gg. Delo po obvineniiu akademika S. F. Platonov, 1993.
Lih, Naumov, and Khlevniuk eds., Stalin’s Letters to Molotov, 1925-1936, 1995.

Collectivization and Industrialization
Alec Nove, An Economic History of the Soviet Union, 1982.
E. H. Carr and R. W. Davies, Foundation of a Planned Economy, 1971.

Merle Fainsod, How Russia is Ruled, 1963.
Moshe Lewin, The Making of the Soviet System, 1985 (chaps. 6, 9).
William Rosenberg and Lewis Siegelbaum, Social Dimensions of Soviet Industrialization, 1993 (Chaps. 1, 8).
Lynne Viola, Peasant Rebels Under Stalin, 1996 (intro., Chaps, 1-3, 6, 7).

Merle Fainsod, Smolensk Under Soviet Rule, 1958.
Viktor Danilov, Sovetskaia derevnia glazami VChK-OGPU-NKVD: 1918-1939: dokumenty I materialy, 4 vols., 1998.
V. Ilin, New Russia’s Primer, 1931.

Isaac Deutscher, Stalin, 1949.
Ian Kershaw and Moshe Lewin, Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison, 1997, (intro., chap. 4).
Giuseppe Boffa, The Stalin Phenomenon, 1992.

Martin Malia, The Soviet Tragedy,1994.
L. Trotsky, The Revolution Betrayed.
Leonard Schapiro, “The Concept of Totalitarianism,” Survey, 1969.
Alec Nove, “Was Stalin Necessary?” and exchange in Problems of Communism 25, no. 4 (1979).
Robert Tucker, “Stalinism as Revolution From Above,” Stalinism, 1977.
Giuseppe Boffa, The Stalin Phenomenon, 1992.
Sarah Davies, Popular Opinion in Stalin’s Russia, 1997, (chaps. 10, 11).
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, 2004.

Lewis Siegelbaum and Andrei Sokolov eds., Stalinism as a Way of Life, 2000.
O. V. Khlevniuk, Stalinskoe Politbiuro v 30-e gody: sbornik dokumentov, 1995.

Eli Sagan, Citizens and Cannibals: The French Revolution, the Struggle of Modernity , and the Origins of Ideological Terror, 2001.
James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State, 1998.

Robert Conquest, The Great Terror: A Reassessment, 1990, (chaps., 1-4, 8, 9).
Gabor Rittorsporn, “The State Against Itself: Socialist Tensions and Political Conflict in the USSR, 1936-1938,” Telos (Fall 1979).
J. Arch Getty, The Origins of the Great Purges, 1985 (intro. chaps. 4, 6).
Paul Hagenloh, “Socially Harmful Elements’ and the Great Terror,” in Fitzpatrick ed., Stalinism: New Directions, 2000.
Terry Martin, “The Origins of Soviet Ethnic Cleansing,” JMH 70 (1998).
Forum on race and racial politics in the Soviet Union, Slavic Review, Spring 2002.
Anne Applebuam, GULAG: A History.
J. Arch Getty, “The Politics of Repression Revisited,” in Stalinist Terror, 1993.

J. Arch Getty, Oleg V. Naumov, The Road to Terror, Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolcheviks, 1932-1939, 1999.

Mentalities and Identities
Renee Fulop-Miller, The Mind and Face of Bolshevism, 1928.

Sheila Fitzpatrick, “Ascribing Class: The construction of Social Identity in Soviet Russia,” JMH 65, no. 4 (1993).
Stephen Kotkin, Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization, 1995.
Igal Halfin and Jochen Hellbeck, “Rethinking the Stalinist Subject: Stephen Kotkin’s Magnetic Mountain and the State of Soviet Historical Studies,” Jahrbucher fur Geschichte Osteuropas 44, no. 3 (1996).
Jochen Hellbeck, “Fashioning the Stalinist Soul: The Diary of Stepan Podlubny, (1931-1939),” Jahrbucher 44, no. 3 (1996).
L. Trotsky, A. Kollontai, N. Krupskaia, in Bolshevik Visions.
Wendy Goldman, “Abortion, the State, and Soviet Women, 1917-1936,” in B. Clements, B. Engel, C. Worobec, eds., Russia’s Women: Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation, 1991.
Gail Lapidus, Women in Soviet Society.

Veronique Garros, Nataliea korenevskaya, and Thomas Lahusen eds. Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s, 1995.
Memoirs of Evgeniia Ginzberg, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Ilya Ehrenberg.
Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon, 1941.

World War II
Alexander Werth, Russia at War, 1964.

Aleaxander Dallin, German Rule in Russia, 1941-1945, 1957.
Jan T. Gross, “Social Consequences of War: Preliminaries to the Study of Imposition of communist Regimes in east Central Europe,” Eastern European Politics and Societies, 3, no. 2 (1989).
Daniel Peris, “’God is Now on Our Side’: The Religious Revival on Unoccupied Soviet Territory During World War II,” Kritika 1, no. 1 (2000).
Amir Weiner, Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution, 2001.

N. F. Bugai, Iosif Stalin, Lavrentiiu Berii: “Ikh nado deportirovat’”: dokumenty, fakty, kommentarii, 1992.
M. M. Gorinov, A. S. Kiselev, et. al. eds. Moskva voennaia, 1941-1945. Memuary is arkhivnye dokumenty, 1995.
K. M. Anderson and A. O. Chubar’ian eds., Komintern I vtoraia mirovaia voina. Moscow, 1994.

The Post-War Period
Michael Kort, The Columbia Guide to the Cold War, 2000.
Timothy Dunmore, Soviet Politics, 1945-1953, 1984.
Susan J. Linz. Eds., The Impact of World War II on the Soviet Union, 1985.

Nicholas Timasheff, The Great Retreat, 1946.
Milovan Djilas, The New Class, 1957.
Vera Dunham, In Stalin’s time, 1976 (chaps. 1, 3).
Elena Zubkova, Russia After the War: hopes, Illusions, and Disappointments, 1998 (chaps. 1-10).

Barrington Moore, “The Present Purge in the USSR,” Review of Politics 9, no. 1 (1947).
Svetlana Alieva ed., Tak eto Bylo, 3 bols., 1993.
Documents from the Cold War International History Project.

The Soviet Bloc
George Schoepflin, Politics in Eastern Europe, 1945-1992, 1993.
Geoffrey and Nigel Swain, Eastern Europe Since 1945, 1993.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Soviet Bloc: Unity and Conflict, 1967 (chap. 8).
Adam Ulam, Expansion and Coexistence, 1974 (chap. 11).
William Taubman, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, 2003 (Chaps. 11-13, 15-16, 19-20).

Alexander Dallin, eds., Diversity in International Communism: A Documentary Record, 1963.
Wolfgang Leonhard, Child of the Revolution, 1967.

Domestic Thaw
Geoffrey Hosking, The Awakening of the Soviet Union, 1991.

Svetlana Boym, Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life, 1994 (Chaps. 1, 2).
Richard Stites, Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment and Society since 1900, 1992 (chap. 5).
Yitzhak Brudny, Reinventing Russia: Russian Nationalism and the Soviet State, 1953-1991, 1998 (chaps. 2, 3).
Vladislav Zubok and Constantine Pleshekov, Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War, 1996 (chaps, 3-8 and postmortem).
V. A. Kozlov, Massovye besporiadki v SSSR pri Khrushcheve i Brezhneve, 1999.
J. Millar, “The Little Deal,” Slavic Review 44, no. 4 (Winter 1985).
Nikita Khrushchev, The Crimes of the Stalin Era, 1956.
Nikita Khrushchev, Khrushchev remembers, 2 vols., The glasnost Tapes.

Stagnation, Reform, and Dissolution
David Remnick, Lenin’s Tomb, 1993.

Ronald Grigor Suny, The Revenge of the Past, 1993 (chap. 4).
Martin Malia, The Soviet Tragedy, 1994 (intro.).
Katherine Verdery, What was Socialism and What comes Next?, 1996 (chap. 1).
Katherine Verdery, “Nationalism and National Sentiment in Post-Socialist Romania,” Slavic Review 52, no. 2 (Summer 1993).
Stephen Katkin, Armageddon Averted, 2001.
Z, “To the Stalin Mausoleum,” Daedalus 119, no. 1 (1990).

CPSU, Central Committee Plenum, September 1989.
A. V. Korotkov, S. A. Mel’chin et. al. eds., Kremlievskii samosud: sekretnye dokumenty Politbiuro o pisatele A. Solzhenitsyne, 1994.


Queen of Ass said...

I just finished a psych final, and according to that textbook, 8% of students in EACH class cheat on their work.

Little shits.

minnie said...

wow. that's a crazy list girlie.

Bart's Camille said...

Oh, is that all? Shoot, all of those were on my 3rd grade reading list, I think. Maybe I still have my notes.

Obviously just yanking your chain. Looks like you're in for a very merry Christmas! :o)

See you soon (bring your books if you want to)!