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"Was the Soviet Union a Proletarian Project? A Case Study of the Tatar Regional Party Committee, 1921-1941"
Speaker: Mark R. Baker CSUB, Professor of History
Time: Friday, 28 February 2014, 3:30 pm
Place: Albertson Room, Dore Theater
Drawing from his extensive research in the archives of the former Soviet Union, Dr. Baker will argue that the Soviet experiment may have started out as a proletarian (workers) project, but as the revolution morphed into a state, the attempts to make that state proletarian proved almost impossible to accomplish in a largely peasant country. Instead, the USSR became a multi-national, Affirmative Action Empire, promoting a diverse group of titular nationalities, including the group specifically under examination: the Tatars. Through an examination of the membership of the Tatar Regional Committee of the Communist Party, Dr. Baker will chart the relative success of nationalizing (in contrast to the proletarianizing) the party.
For more information, please contact the History Department (654-3079). Refreshments will be served. This event is supported by IRA funds.
What is History?
As one of the oldest of the liberal arts, the study of history emphasizes the importance of reading widely and deeply in the sources of human civilization and develops in its students the skills of thoughtful analysis of evidence and effective communication.
History is also fun! Truly understanding the past involves careful investigation and detective work. Reconstructing the past with limited (and often conflicting) evidence is an exciting challenge that often leads to the thrill of discovery.
The Department of History at California State University, Bakersfield offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in History.
The department also offers a program of study leading to a California Teaching Credential in Social Science and a Minor in History.
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M.A. in History, 2012
M.A. in History, 2012
Department of History
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
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