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Welcome! This guide will introduce you to books and media, articles, and primary sources about Soviet-U.S. relations from 1917-1933.


Books & Media @ UWGB - Cofrin Library Catalog

From Cofrin Library, you have access to around 200,000 books, media & other materials. Search here to find books & media owned by Cofrin Library. Remember that there may not be books & media on all specific topics.

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Subject Terms

When searching in the various library catalogs, you may want to try these subject terms:

  • United States - Foreign Relations - Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union - Foreign Relations - United States
  • Soviet Union - Foreign Public Opinion, American
  • Soviet Union - Foreign Relations - 1917-1945
  • Soviet Union - Politics and Government - 1917-1945
  • Soviet Union - History - Revolution, 1917-1921
  • Social Change - Soviet Union - History
  • Russia - History - 1904-1914
  • Russia - 1900-1917
  • Soviet Union - History - 1917-1936
  • Communism - Soviet Union - History

Books & Media from Other Libraries - WorldCat

WorldCatWorldCat is a library catalog that lists over 1.5 billion books, media and other materials from over 70,000 libraries worldwide.

Many of these items you can have sent to you here at UWGB for free.

As you search, click on the red Find It button and sign in to request the book/library item. We will e-mail you when your item(s) get delivered to UWGB for pick-up. 


Books & Media @ Other UW Libraries

UW LibrariesYou can visit any UW campus library and check out materials from there with your UWGB ID card. When you are finished, you can return materials back to its home library or at UWGB and we will send them back for you. You can also search for books and library materials in the entire UW library system:


  1. From the UWGB Cofrin Library catalog, click on: Search Other Library Catalogs.
  2. Checkmark the libraries you wish to search, or choose: Check All.
  3. Click on the Continue button.
  4. Search for the materials you would like to find.

For students that cannot visit individual UW campuses, it is best to search for library materials in WorldCat (see above).


From Our Bookshelves

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American-Soviet Relations: From the Russian Revolution to the Fall of Communism - Peter G. Boyle
Call Number: E183.8.S65 B69 1993 (6th floor, Stacks)
ISBN: 0415093279
Publication Date: 1993
"The book is both an attempt to understand what precisely were the roots of the Cold War and an analysis of the US/Soviet relationship in the light of its historical evolution since the Russian revolution. Peter Boyle's thesis is that American policy has been shaped not only by the external threat from the Soviet Union but also by internal forces within American society, especially domestic politics, economic interests, emotional and psychological attitudes and images of the Soviet Union."

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The First Cold War: The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson in U.S.-Soviet Relations - Donald E. Davis; Eugene P. Trani
Call Number: E183.8.S65 D386 2002 (6th floor, Stacks)
ISBN: 082621388X
Publication Date: 2002
"In The First Cold War, Donald E. Davis and Eugene P. Trani review the Wilson administration's attitudes toward Russia before, during, and after the Bolshevik seizure of power. They argue that before the Russian Revolution, Woodrow Wilson had little understanding of Russia and made poor appointments that cost the United States Russian goodwill."

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A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution - Orlando Figes
Call Number: DK260 .F54 1997 (6th floor, Stacks)
ISBN: 0670859168
Publication Date: 1997
"Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, this masterful, definitive account makes the history of Russian Revolution accessible to a new generation of readers."

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History of the Russian Revolution - Leon Trotsky
Call Number: DK265 .T773 1957 (6th floor, Stacks)
Publication Date: 1957, c. 1932
"The classic account of the social, economic, and political dynamics of the first socialist revolution as told by one of its central leaders. Trotsky describes how, under Lenin's leadership, the Bolshevik Party led the working class, peasantry, and oppressed nationalities to overturn the monarchist regime of the landlords and capitalists and bring to power a government of the workers and peasants one that set an example for toilers the world over."

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Russian Revolution - V. I. Lenin and Joseph Stalin
Call Number: DK254.L3 R85 (6th floor, Stacks)
Publication Date: 1938
First-hand account from Lenin & Stalin.


Google Books

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E-Book Sources

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Streaming Video: Academic Video Online

Cofrin Library subscribes to Academic Video Online - a streaming video database. Academic Video Online provides clips on a variety of subject areas and topics.


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