The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials (open access)

The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials

This book presents a study of collective representations in Soviet Russia concentrates on perceptions of Lenin's image from a socio-anthropological, rather than political, view. In addition to Communist Party information, official documents, memoirs and folklore, newly opened secret reports of the Soviet political police are used for the first time. The book analyzes the development of the cult from Lenin's lifetime up to the process of "de-Leninization" in the 1990s. Much of the research concerns the perception of Lenin's death and the decision to embalm his body, the campaign called "the Lenin enrollment", renaming of Petrograd and organization of "Lenin Corners". The book also presents new material devoted to Lenin museums, along with archive documents and never-published photographs.
Date: 2001
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Myth of the Besieged Fortress: Soviet Mass Perception in the 1920s - 1930s (open access)

The Myth of the Besieged Fortress: Soviet Mass Perception in the 1920s - 1930s

This work discusses Soviet mass perception from the 1920s to the 1930s. This work was supported by the Research Support Scheme of the Open Society Support Foundation, grant No. 805/1998, and by the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. The work has also greatly benefitted from the discussion at the workshops held by the Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project at CREES, University of Toronto.
Date: 2002
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Object Type: Paper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Image of the Future in Russian Communism: Narratives of the Collective Representations in the 1920s in the USSR (open access)

Image of the Future in Russian Communism: Narratives of the Collective Representations in the 1920s in the USSR

This article discusses the image of the future in Russian communism.
Date: 2006
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Unions of Slavery: Slavery, Politics, and Secession in the Valley of Virginia (open access)

Unions of Slavery: Slavery, Politics, and Secession in the Valley of Virginia

Book chapter discussing research on the issues involved in the secession of Virginia around the Civil War, including slavery and politics.
Date: 2006
Creator: Torget, Andrew J., 1978-
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Peasant Union Movement: The Quest for the Political Organization of Peasants in the Soviet Union in the 1920s (open access)

The Peasant Union Movement: The Quest for the Political Organization of Peasants in the Soviet Union in the 1920s

This book chapter discusses the peasant union movement and the quest for the political organization of peasants in the Soviet Union in the 1920s.
Date: 2007
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
The History Engine: Doing History with Digital Tools (open access)

The History Engine: Doing History with Digital Tools

Article on the History Engine Project, an online archive consisting of thousands of narratives written and contributed by undergraduates.
Date: September 9, 2009
Creator: Nelson, Robert K.; Nesbit, Scott & Torget, Andrew J., 1978-
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library