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HIST 2670 Marx and the Twentieth-Century World

4 hours


This class is an intermediate-level course on world history centering on the global impact of Marxism in the twentieth century. Student examine the key ideas associated with Marx as well as revolutionary movements those ideas sponsored in places like Russia, China, and Cuba. Significant time is spent on the Cold War, as well the influence of Marxism on artists, historians, and philosophers in countries like Japan and France. Souces include primary documents by Marx, Lenin, and Mae Zedong, as well as secondary scholarship by historians of Marxism and Marxist historians.