Published on Thu, 6 Feb 2020 19:32:44
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tenminhistory Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4973164 Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/history-matters-store-2 Special Thanks to the following Patrons for their support on Patreon: Chris Fatta James Baker Richard Wolfe Cornel Mitchel Wildoer Joshua Perry Gagne Thomas Mitchell Bernardo Santos Joooooshhhhhh Matthew FuzzytheFair Daan ter Elst Byzans_Scotorius Spencer Smith anon Andrew Keeling João Santos This episode covers the Stalin's purges in the wake of Sergei Kirov's murder which swept the USSR over the course of 1936-1938 which saw loads of people either shot or sent to the Gulag. It's also a ridiculous 210-day focus. Recommended Reading/ Sources: The Stalinist Era by David L. Hoffman. This is a pretty new book and as far as broad overviews go it's certainly one of the best. Some things it can be a bit brief on (Gulags being one of them) but in terms of broad trends and politics it's extremely good. Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror by Jörg Baberowski. A very in-depth look into the purges and the motivations behind the terror. Does well to demonstrate how it also affected normal everyday people and not just the politicians at the top. Also, anything by Sheila Fitzpatrick is also recommended (On Stalin's Team is a good one).
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