History 447

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                     figner nicholas evlogii stoly martov lenin

Syllabus (Word)

Syllabus (PDF)   

reference resources  

electronic readings    

Paul W. Werth

MW, 1.00 - 2.15 PM, CBC C113
Office: WRI A-324
Office Hours: 2MW, 2.30 - 4.00
Office phone: 895-3344

geography  quizzes

class conference




Note that for some of these readings (especially the ones from periodicals), you will probably need to use a UNLV computer with access to J-Stor. be sure to plan ahead so that you can contact me in good time if technological limitations prevent you from obtaining the article. THOSE READINGS LISTED "CP" [COURSEPACK] ARE AVAILABLE THRU ELECTRONIC RESERVES: click here (you will need your Rebel bar code to access the site).

  • Sept. 7. Ronald Suny, 'Toward a Social History of the October Revolution," American Historical Review 88 (1983): 31-52. Click here. (If this link does not work then try this one. You will have to find the article within J-Stor using the citation information provided, using the browse option, then going to History). 
  • Sept. 7.  Martin Malia, "The Hunt for True October," Commentary 92 (October 1991). Click here. (If this doesn't work, then try this link and under "Commentary (New York) click on "Academic Search Premier" and call up the appropriate year [1991]). 
  • Sept. 14. Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Reflections of a Russian Statesman (selections). Click here
  • Sept. 19. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (selections). Click here
  • Sept. 19. V. I. Lenin, What is to be Done? (selections). Click here.
  • Sept. 21. Bloody Sunday petition. Click here
  • Sept. 21. October Manifesto. Click here
  • Sept. 26. Fundamental law of the Russian Empire. Click here.
  • Sept. 28. Manifesto of 3 June 1907. Click here
  • Sept. 28. Frank  Wcislo, "Soslovie or Class? Bureaucratic Reformers and Provincial Gentry in Conflict, 1906-1908," Russian Review 47.1 (1988): 1-24. Click here. (If this link does not work then try this one. You will have to find the article within J-Stor using the citation information provided, using the browse option). 


REFERENCE RESOURCES. The following publications represent excellent resources for reference and clarification. 

GEOGRAPHY QUIZZES. In the case of each geography quiz, you will be given a blank map and will be required to place states, cities, and natural phenomena at the appropriate place on the map. It is likely that a supplementary study map will be distributed to you ahead of time.
  • Geo quiz #1. The Russian empire. You should be able to place the following on  blank map that will be provided: Omsk, Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg), Odessa, Vilnius, Kiev, Kazan, Baku, St. Petersburg, Nizhnii Novgorod, Samara, Riga, Helsinki (Helsingfors), Ufa, Warsaw, Irkutsk, Moscow, Tbilisi, Tashkent, Vladivostok, Sweden, Persia, Germany, Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, Korea, Romania, China, Lena river, Don river, Baltic Sea, Aral Sea, Lake Baikal, Arctic Ocean, Sakhalin, Caucasus mountains, Crimea, Caspian Sea, Volga river, Ural mountains, Ob river, Black Sea. 
  • Geo quiz #2. You will be provided with a map for studying on Monday (28 Nov). In the meantime you may consult the map in Read. You will be asked to provide the following, conceringthe USSR in ca. 1924: USSR's neighbors (Finland, Baltic states, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, China, Mongolia, and Korea; national republics internal to the USSR (Belorussian, Ukrainian, Transcaucasian, Kazakh ASSR, Turkestan ASSR (included later Turkmen, Uzbek, Tadjik and Kigiz SSRs); and several key cities: Leningrad, Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan, Alma Ata, Tashkent. The quiz is guaranteed to be fun.


PAPERS.  papers and the class conference are closely linked. For an initial guide to bothexercises, click here. For my generic guidelines on all papers, click here

EXAMS: Information on     Mid-term examination    |      Final Examination (woo hoo!)