Revolutionary Russia

Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Thursday, October 10, 2013

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Full, wait list only
Dr. Jonathan Daly, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Russian Revolution set in motion much of twentieth-century history. It brought down a mighty empire and opened the door to Communist activists eager to transform the world. Fear of the “red menace” gave a boost to both the fascists and Nazis. Hostility toward “Jewish Bolsheviks” drove Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa. Soviet achievements spurred Western governments to implement comprehensive social legislation. From the wrenching social and economic pressures of World War I, through the early liberationist phase of the revolution, through the Russian Civil War, and into the foundational events of early Bolshevik rule, we will use primary sources to understand how a movement for liberation degenerated into a one-party dictatorship.

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Registration opens September 4, 2013.

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