History 262 - Stalinism in Central Europe

Stalinism in Central Europe

Jeremy King

TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM

Mount Holyoke College
Skinner Hall 212
This course explores the use of revolutionary terror by the state. More specifically, it examines policies of terror pursued by Communist dictatorships in Hungary and Czechoslovakia during the early years of the Cold War. Who did what to whom, and why? What insights do secret police work and public propaganda, knitted together in macabre show trials, allow us into Stalinist rule, European politics, and maybe ourselves? How did memories of terror shape politics after Stalin's death? Students should deepen their understanding for the discipline of History, improve their reading and writing, and develop a working knowledge of Central European politics at the middle of the twentieth century.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.