History

The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

More than 1.5 million people perished in the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist period. Professor Sarah Cameron's book talk examined this understudied episode, which transformed a territory the size of continental Europe. She detailed the devastating consequences of the disaster for Kazakh society and discussed how this neglected episode revises our understanding of Stalin's rule.

This book will be available for purchase at the event.

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama's family saga is a remarkable, quintessentially American story—a journey from slavery to the White House in five generations. In this prodigiously researched epic, New York Times correspondent Rachel L. Swarns traces that complex and fascinating tale—from the men who fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, to the mothers and fathers who endured the horrors of slavery and the indignities of segregation to build a better future for their children—uncovering details about Mrs.

China Looks South

There is little question that the first half of the 21st century will see a momentous contest between the United States and China for primacy in Asia–with the initial focus on Southeast Asia and the South China Sea. In the decades following World War II the American preeminence in the region, politically, culturally, economically, and militarily, was clear even as U.S. forces left Indochina, their mission unaccomplished. However, the dramatic rise of China out of the ruins of civil war and Maoist excesses has changed the strategic landscape utterly.

Declassified Documents Shed Light on Long, Complicated Negotiations over Korean Armistice Agreement

On 12 June, 2018, after months of trading threats and fiery rhetoric, US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea backed off from the precipice of war and held a historic summit in Singapore, the first high-level meeting between the leaders of the Korean War foes.

The “Single Concept of History” in Russia

BY ANDREI SUSLOV

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