HIST 7355X Race and Ethnicity in the Soviet Union

45 hours; 3 credits

History of race and ethnicity in the Soviet Union with emphasis on ordinary people?s varied experiences of Soviet racial and ethnic politics. Topics include: Soviet internationalism and transnational communism; Black sojourners to the USSR; Soviet nationality policy and ethnic diversity; Stalinist ethnic cleansing; Cold War racial politics; decolonization and development in a bipolar world; the racialization of ethnicity within the USSR over time; the ethnic/racial dimensions of perestroika and the USSR?s demise; historical comparison of ideologies of race and racial regimes; and historiographical debates about race and ethnicity in the Soviet context.


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