Soviet Baby Boomers
February 14, 2012
Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History
Join historian Don Raleigh as he traces the collapse of the Soviet Union and Russia’s transformation into a modern, highly literate, urban society through the fascinating life stories of the country’s first post-World War II, Cold War generation. Based on oral histories conducted with men and women who lived through this sea-change, this lecture will offer a wealth of insights and information on the Soviet citizens who witnessed firsthand the subtle but steady collapse of totalitarianism in the USSR during the post-Stalin era. A companion to Professor Raleigh’s new book, Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia’s Cold War Generation, this lecture serves as his GAA Passport Lecture for the summer 2012 excursion he will lead to Russia, “Waterways of Russia.”
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.