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HIST4800: The World Since 1945: Home

Library resources to support the course HIST 4800: The World Since 1945, with an emphasis on the "1989" research paper assignment about democratic revolutions at the end of the Cold War.

H-Net for Recent History

The H-Net discussion network is a consortium of scholars and teachers organized around various topics in the humanities. Each network typically provides a discussion list, book reviews, and links to resources relevant to the topic area.

Recent Books in the Cheng Library

Welcome to the Research Guide for History 4800

This Guide is intended to help students in HIST 4800: The World Since 1945 design and carry out a successful research paper on a topic related to the assigned subject area: Democratic Revolutions at the End of the Cold War Era (1980 - 1991).

Each page in this Guide covers finding tools for identifying and using both secondary and primary sources in history, with an emphasis on materials useful for topics in the course. It is expected, however, that student information needs for the course will be driven primarily by the approved topic, and I will be happy to work with individual students to identify resources most useful and accessible for your topic.

If you have any questions moving forward, please feel free to contact me using the information on the right. I am happy to assist you with any aspect of your research.

Author Victor Sebestyen on "Revolution 1989: What Exactly Happened?"

A lecture by journalist Victor Sebestyen, author of "Revolution 1989: The Fall Of The Soviet Empire" (2009), delivered on October 21, 2009 at the London School of Economics.

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