A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin by Ronald Grigor Suny

A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin

EditorRonald Grigor Suny, Terry Martin

Paperback | November 15, 2001

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This collected volume, edited by Ron Suny and Terry Martin, shows how the Soviet state managed to create a multiethnic empire in its early years, from the end of the Russian Revolution to the end of World War II. Bringing together the newest research on a wide geographic range, from Russia toCentral Asia, this volume is essential reading for students and scholars of Soviet history and politics.

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Ronald Grigor Suny is at University of Chicago. Terry Martin is at Harvard University.

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Title:A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and StalinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:November 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195144236

ISBN - 13:9780195144239

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Table of Contents

ContributorsRonald Gregor Suny and Terry Martin: IntroductionPart I: Empire and Nations1. Ronald Grigor Suny: The Empire Strikes Out: Imperial Russia, "National" Identity, and Theories of Empire2. Terry Martin: An Affirmative Action Empire: The Soviet Union as the Highest Form of ImperialismPart II: The Revolutionary Conjuncture3. Joshua Sanborn: Family, Fraternity, and Nation-Building in Russia, 1905-19254. Peter Holquist: To Count, to Extract, and to Exterminate: Population Statistics and Population Politics in Late Imperial and Soviet Russia5. Adeeb Khalid: Nationalizing the Revolution in Central Asia: The Transformation of Jadidism, 1917-1920Part III: Forging "Nations"6. Daniel E. Schafer: Local Politics and the Birth of the Republic of Bashkortostan, 1919-19207. Douglas Northrop: Nationalizing Backwardness: Gender, Empire, and Uzbek IdentityPart IV: Stalinism and the Empire of Nations8. Matt Payne: The Forge of the Kazakh Proletariat? The Turksib, Nativization, and Industrialization during Stalin's First Five-Year Plan9. Peter A. Blitstein: Nation-Building or Russification? Obligatory Russian Instruction in the Soviet Non-Russian School, 1938-195310. Davd Brandenberger: "...It is Imperitive to Advance Russian Nationalism as the First Priority": Debates within the Stalinist Ideological Establishment, 1941-1945Index

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"A State of Nations gives a very useful overview of the actual situation of American studies on "empire and nation-making" from the late tsarist empire to the end of the Stalin era."--Journal of Modern History