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Global Studies : Russian Revolution

Global Studies is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course focused on the literature, histories, governments, geography, and cultures of the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Class Reading

Crash Course

Web Resources

  • Russian Revolution Sourcebook 
    Documents related to events and people in Tsarist Russia, the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the Russian Civil War, and Stalin's takeover.
  • Lectures on Twentieth Century Europe: The Russian Revolution 
    Narrative history of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
  • Path to Revolution 
    Background and overview of events from 1905 to 1920. From the Russian National Tourist Office.
  • Encyclopedia of Baltic History: The Russian Revolution 
    Overview of the Russian Revolution, including its historical background, the February and October revolutions, the rise of the Bolsheviks, and an annotated bibliography of books and websites.
  • FAQ - The Russian Revolution
  • SparkNotes: The Russian Revolution (1917-1921) 
    Provides background to the Bolshevik takeover, timeline, study questions, and more. Registration required.
  • The Russian Revolution, February - October 1917
    From The History guide: lectures on twentieth century Europe. This lecture transcript, and the one following it, serve as a narrative history of the Russian Revolution. No in depth analysis is offered.
  • The April Theses
    A transcript of Lenin's Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution, published in April 1917. Includes a linked glossary

Library Resources