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Crimes Unpunished

Title: Crimes Unpunished: An Investigative Look at the Soviet Use of Terror under Joseph Stalin, 1934-1953.
Name(s): Rooney, Amanda C., author
Grant, Jonathan, professor directing thesis
Wynot, Edward, committee member
Stoltzfus, Nathan, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis presents an investigative look at the events of the Soviet Terror from 1934-1953. It analyzes these events on two key levels. The first is the historiography and its continuing mysteries and shortcomings. The argument asserted is a call for future historical research to attempt to answer questions still unanswered and for a more comprehensive inclusion of all events that occurred under the leadership of Joseph Stalin. The Terror that existed under Joseph Stalin consists of three major levels. The first is the Great Terror which encompassed the years 1936-1939. The second is the ongoing effect the Terror held on citizen life and how it transformed Soviet ways of life including jobs, family relationships, and fears. The third is the lesser terror period that occurred from 1939-1953 during the years of World War II and ended with Stalin's death. It is argued that while the Terror is a highly researched area of Soviet history, in today's world it deserves to receive more extensive coverage as other mass murders of the twentieth century. Historians should begin to undo the crimes of misinformation and uncover the truth for the victims, survivors, historians, and world understanding.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1838 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: April 12, 2010.
Keywords: Mass Murder, Great Purges, Twentieth Century, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jonathan Grant, Professor Directing Thesis; Edward Wynot, Committee Member; Nathan Stoltzfus, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Rooney, A. C. (2010). Crimes Unpunished: An Investigative Look at the Soviet Use of Terror under Joseph Stalin, 1934-1953. Retrieved from