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Industry, State, and Society in Stalin's Russia, 1926–1934
David R. Shearer
In his reexamination of the origins of the Stalinist state during the formative period of rapid industrialization in the late 1920s and early 1930s, David R. Shearer argues that a centralized state-controlled economic system was the consciously...



Jews and the Imperial State
Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia
Eugene M. Avrutin
"This absorbing book is a fine contribution to the growing literature on official identification and the administrative life of the state, including its characteristic product, the paper document."—Jane Caplan, University of...



The Keys to Happiness
Sex and the Search for Modernity in fin-de-Siecle Russia
Laura Engelstein
"Engelstein's sensitivity to the interplay of conceptions of gender and class with politics and science makes the book valuable not only to Russianists, but to historians of culture and society in general"—Journal of the History of Sexuality



Khrushchev's Cold Summer
Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform after Stalin
Miriam Dobson
"This outstanding book examines the return of prisoners from the Gulag in the Soviet Union during the first decade after the death of Stalin."—Choice



Knowledge and the Ends of Empire
Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917
Ian W. Campbell
In Knowledge and the Ends of Empire, Ian W. Campbell investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian...



Kodiak Kreol
Communities of Empire in Early Russian America
Gwenn A. Miller
Gwenn A. Miller brings to light the social, political, and economic patterns of life in the settlement, making clear that Russia's modest colonial effort off the Alaskan coast fully depended on the assistance of Alutiiq...



Lost to the Collective
Suicide and the Promise of Soviet Socialism, 1921–1929
Kenneth M. Pinnow
In this landmark book, suicide becomes an incredibly revealing lens through which to interpret how experts and Bolsheviks diagnosed the health of revolutionary society.



Making Uzbekistan
Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR
Adeeb Khalid
In Making Uzbekistan, Adeeb Khalid chronicles the tumultuous history of Central Asia in the age of the Russian revolution. Traumatic upheavals—war, economic collapse, famine—transformed local society and brought new groups to positions of power and authority in Central...



Making Workers Soviet
Power, Class, and Identity
This book examines the shifting identity of the "working class" in late tsarist and early Soviet...



The Many Lives of Khrushchev's Thaw
Experience and Memory in Moscow's Arbat
Stephen V. Bittner
Bittner explores how the neighborhood changed during the period of ideological relaxation under Khrushchev that came to be known as the thaw.



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