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History 106 Library Activities: Fall of Communism

General Historical Information - Electronic

The following sources are a good place to start for general information on U.S. and World History. Follow the links to get to the sources. You may need your seven digit Carroll student ID number to get into these off-campus.

Fall of Communism - Starting Places

The following resources will help you find information about the history, participants, and controversies surrounding the collapse of the Soviet Union and fall of Communism.  Print sources will either be located on the main level (Reference) or lower level (these can be checked out). Follow the links to get to the electronic sources. You may need your seven digit Carroll student ID number to get into these off-campus.

Print:

The Red Flag: A history of Communism - HX 36 P7345 2009
 

Russia - DK 42 R77 2010 (General history of Russia, includes chapters on end of Communism)

Electronic:

Fall of Communism - Additional Sources

Fall of Communism - Primary Sources

The "children of Perestroika" come of age : young people of Moscow talk about life in the new Russia - HQ 799.8 R92 M68 1994
 

Memoirs - DK 290.3 G67 A3 1996 (by Mikhail Gorbachev)

General Historical Information - Print

The following sources are a good place to start for general information on U.S. and World History. These titles are located on the main floor of Carroll's library and cannot be checked out, though you can photocopy articles.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History - REF D23 B45 2005

The Cambridge encyclopedia of Russia and the former Soviet Union - REF DK14 C35 1994
 
Eastern Europe : an introduction to the people, lands, and culture  - REF E25 2005
 

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy - REF E183.7 E52 2002

Encyclopedia of American History - REF E174 E53 2003
 
Encyclopedia of the Cold War : a political, social, and military history - REF D840 E63 2008

 

Primary Sources - General

If you're looking for primary sources, the follow links should provide you with a start.

Fall of Communism - In-depth Sources

To find books on the fall of Communism in the library's online catalog, try the following subject searches: 

 
Communism -- History
Communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
Communism -- Soviet Union -- History.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern
Soviet Union -- History -- 1985-1991.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991.
 
 
Here are a few books you may wish to take a look at. They are located on the library's lower level, organized by call number, and can be checked out:
 
Print Sources:
 
Fall of the new class : a history of communism's self-destruction - HX 365.5 A6 D55413 1998
 
At the highest levels : the inside story of the end of the cold war - E183.8.S65 B4685 1993
 
 
The Rise and Fall of Communism - HX 36 B74 2009
 
The Soviet tragedy : a history of socialism in Russia, 1917-1991 - HX 311.5 M355 1994
 
The walls came tumbling down : the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe - DJK50 S75 1993
 
Electronic Sources:

Subject Guide

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