Russia and the Soviet Union : a modern history / by Warren Bartlett Walsh.


Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, [1958] .

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Subjects Russia -- History -- 1613-1917.
Russia.
Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government.
Soviet Union.
URSS -- Histoire.
Series University of Michigan history of the modern world.
Description xv, 640, xxiii pages : maps, diagrams ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1958]
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 591-603) Bibliography: pages 605-640.
Also issued online.
Contents "Unfinished Business" : The Problem of succession -- "De- Stalinization" -- Palace revolution, 1957 -- Economic changes -- Agriculture -- Social norms -- Science and technology -- Foreign affairs.
Alexander, Disciple of Order : Tsar Paul, 1796-1801 -- The People and the plotters -- Tsar Alexander I, 1801-25 -- Liberal or conservative? -- Foreign affairs under Paul -- Alexander's diplomacy -- Domestic developments -- Constitutions -- The War with France -- Alexander's leadership in European affairs -- "Conservatism" -- Alexander re-evaluated.
Collectives, Plans, and the "Ruler-in-Law" : The Collective-farm code -- Party control and the M.T.S. -- Contrast of first and second plans -- Stakhanovism and the labor code -- General accomplishments of the second and third five-year plans -- "Social security" and taxes -- Forced labor -- The 1936 Constitution -- "Ruler-in-law" -- Civil rights and duties -- The Great purges.
Conspiracy and Diplomacy : Review of foreign policies -- Russo- American relations -- Nonrecognition and trade -- Recognition, trade and debts -- The Comintern and the "united front" -- Disarmament, the League and "nonaggression" -- Relations with China and Japan -- Relations with Germany.
Continued 1 : Mistress of Men and Of Politics : Catherine the Great : The Court versus the People -- The Paradox of Catherine's "Liberalism" -- Circumstances and conservatism -- Catherine's men -- Governmental reforms -- The Charter of the nobility -- The Serf problem -- Foreign policy -- The Partions of Poland -- Catherine and revolutions abroad.
Continued 2 : "Pregnant with Meaning" : Tsar Alexander III, 1881- 94 -- Reforms, proposed and actual -- Economic policies -- Aksakov and Pobedonostsev -- Restrictions and burdens -- Changes in landownership -- Marx and Engels -- An Analysis of the Marx-Engels theories -- Plekhanov and Ulyanov -- Bronstein and Dzhugashvili -- Place of publication not identified Witte.
Continued 3 : Some Economic and Other Expriments : Economic conditions, 1917 -- "Militant communism" -- Conditions worsen, 1917-21 -- The Government versus the peasants -- Results -- The New economic policy -- Organized religion in Russia since 1918 -- Educational experiments -- Government : theory versus fact -- Economic planning.
Deviation from Autocracy : The Workers and the government -- Bloody Sunday and a spreading rebellion -- The 1905 revolution and the Soviets -- The Dumas -- The First Duma -- P.A. Stolypin -- Stolypin's land reform -- The Second Duma and Stolypin's coup -- Third and fourth Dumas -- Okhrana procedures -- "Dark forces" : Rasputin -- Effects on politics -- Rasputin's murder.
Expansion and Foreign Policies from Crimea to Korea : The Far East : China -- France, Poland, Prussia, and the United States -- Expansion in central Asia -- Pan-Slavism -- Crises and war -- Russo-German relations -- The Russo-French alliance.
Guardsmen and Empresses : Menshikov and Catherine I (1725-27) -- Anna of Courland (1730-40) -- The Empress Elizabeth (1741-62) -- Domestic matters -- Foreign affairs -- Peter and Catherine -- Catherine's plots -- Triumph of the nobility -- Serfs -- Industry -- Norms and values -- Serfdom.
In the days of Kievan Rus : Economic life -- Agriculture -- Industries -- Trade -- Barter, money, and credit -- Slavic society -- The "Conversion of Vladimir" -- The Early Church -- Contributions of the Church -- Norms of the people -- Decline of Kievan Rus -- The Tatars.
Ivan Grozny, autocrat of all Russia : The Sixteenth century : its vigor and its violence -- Church and State -- Vasili III (1505-33) -- Ivan IV (1533-84) -- Reforms and wars -- Political crises -- The Oprichnina -- The Oprichniki -- The National Assembly -- Expansion into Siberia -- Russo- English relations -- Evaluation of Ivan Grozny.
Party Feuds and the First Five-Year Plan : Party history -- Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin -- Stalin versus Trotsky -- Alalysis and estimate -- The First five-year plan -- The People under the plan -- Collectivization of agriculture.
Reforms and Revolutionaries : Alexander II, 1855-81 -- Revolutionaries -- Nihilism -- Serf emancipation -- Causes -- Negotiations -- The Act of the Nineteenth of February -- Consequences of emancipation -- Other reforms : the Zemstva -- The Zemstva and the Dvorianstvo -- Judical and military reforms -- Analysis of the reforms -- Reactions to the reforms -- Breshkovskaya and the Narodniki -- Zasulich and and Narodnaya Volya.
Relapses, recoveries, rebellions, and Romanovs : the seventeenth century : Votchina and Pomestie -- Enserfment -- Serf Norms and values -- Boris Godunov -- The Time of troubles -- Polish intervention -- Russia recovery -- The Romanovs -- Tasks of the new government -- Ukraine and Poland -- Western influences -- Rebellions and wars -- Religious schism : Raskol.
Stalin's Last Years, 1946-53 : The 1946 election -- Personalities -- Isolationism, minorities, and nationalism -- Controls tightened -- The "Stalin five-year plan" -- Agriculture -- Some political and demographic changes -- "Remaking nature" -- The Fifth five-year plan -- The Nineteenth Party Congress.
Tatar and Muscovite : Genghis Khan -- The Conquest -- Legacies of the Tatars -- The Appanage of Moscow -- Muscovite expansion -- Tatar decline -- Lithuanians and Poles -- Accomplishments of Ivan the Great -- The Pomestie system -- Development of Serfdom.
The Distaff Scepter : Zemstva and Tsar -- Tsar and Tsaritsa -- The Tsar's advisers -- Review of Russia in 1900 -- Industrial growth -- The Foreign office -- The Far East -- The Japanese war -- Growth of political opposition -- Marxism-Leninism -- The Socialist Revolutionaries -- Zemstva liberals -- Bolshevik and Menshevik -- Government actions -- The Zemstva program.
The Dynamic Peter : Boyhood and early youth -- Peter's education -- Peter's appearance and nature -- Travels and diplomacy -- Domestic revolts and foreign war -- More rebellions and more war -- Peter's reforms : general -- Effects on people -- Administrative reforms -- Economic reforms -- Church reform -- Miscellaneous reforms -- Estimate of Peter's work.
The First Ride of the Four Horsemen : Alternative alignments -- Flirtions with Germany -- Rapprochement with Britian -- The Crisis of 1908 -- The Balkan wars -- Preparations -- The 1914 crisis and Russian aims -- The State of the Nation, 1914 -- Lenin and Stalin -- The Russian people and the war -- Peasant norms and values -- Wars and revolutions -- Campaigns -- Bankruptcy of the government -- Effects of the war on the economy -- Lack of leadership.
The Outward policies, 1825-55 : Nicholas and Nesselrode -- Russia's position -- First Near Eastern crisis -- Strategic anlaysis -- Second Crisis : the Austrian, Russian, Prussian Agreements -- Third crisis : the Crimean war : Basic causes -- Immediate cause -- War and peace -- Russia moves East.
The Reign of Contrasts : Domestic Affairs, 1825-55 : The Influences of the wars -- Taxes and serfdom -- contemporary description of the peasants -- The "Secret Societies" -- Change in succession -- The Decembrist revolt -- Tsar Nicholas -- Thought control -- The Serf problem -- Russia's economic growth -- "Inner liberation" -- Slavophilism -- Westernism -- Critics and litterateurs.
The Second Great Fatherland War : A Caution -- Opportunism -- The Soviet-German bargain -- The War -- The First years of the war -- People and war -- Diplomatic front : aid from the West -- War and diplomacy, 1943-45 -- Domestic changes -- Losses and gains.
The Second Ride of the Four Horsemen : Opposition to Revolution : Persistence of norms -- Bolshevik and anti-Bolshevik centers, 1917-18 -- Interventions -- Promotion of world revolution by Bolsheviks -- Powerless politics -- Brest-Litovsk -- Genesis and growth of Ukrainian nationalism -- The Whites -- The Polish intervention, 1918-20 -- The Drive for world revolution -- Opposition within the Red Zone -- Terror and the class war -- The Red army -- The 1918 Constitution.
The State of the Nation and Other Matters : The Russian Empire, 1855 -- Classes and landownership -- The Mir -- Narod -- The Serf family -- Dvorianstvo -- The Autocracy -- Agents of the Tsar -- Imperial administration -- People versus government -- The Intelligentisia -- Alexander I. Herzen -- Michael Bakunin -- N.G. Chernishevsky.
The Wedge and the pool : The Wedge -- Soil and vegetation zones -- Uplands and rivers -- The Pool -- The Scythians, Slavs, and Turkic Nomads -- The Goths -- Slav migration -- Norms and values : eastern Slavs.
The Year 1917 : Discontent and counteractions -- Riots, mutinies, and revolution -- Duma and Soviet -- A Provisional regime -- A.F. Kerensky -- The Provisional government versus the Soviet -- Bolshevik action : Lenin -- The Land problem -- The Provisional government weakens -- The Bolshevik coup -- Analysis -- Bolshevik opportunism and amorality -- Interpretations -- Lenin and his party opponents.
Trade and politics : the first Rus states : Sources of Russian history : The Chronicles -- Alien impacts -- Khazars and Slavs -- The Varangian-Swedes -- The "Coming of the Varangians" -- Kievan Rus -- Its princes -- The Boyars -- Local government -- Lord Novgorod.
World War to Cold War : Foreign Affairs after 1945 : The Guide to action -- "Capitalist encirclement" and "Peaceful coexistence" -- Breakdown of co-operation -- The Iranian affair -- 1947 -- The Berlin blockade -- Rival coalitions -- Satellites -- Atomic weapons and peace offensives -- Korean crisis and war.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)406702
(OCoLC)ocm00406702
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Walsh, Warren B. 1909-1979.
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