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Mark B. Tauger <email@example.com>
West Virginia University
1. agriculture and famine in world history
2. comparative evaluation of Stalinism, the Holocaust, and other great historical traumas
3. critique of postmodernist approaches to history and examination of the limits of historical knowledge 4. evaluation of the world history dispute over "why the West?"
|Address:||Department of History
202 Woodburn Hall
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-6303
|Primary Phone:||304 293 2421 x5228|
|Secondary Phone:||304 599 4268|
|Fax Number:||304 293 3616|
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Russia
|Reviews:||The Moral Agronomy of the Peasant v. the Moral Economy of the Town
The Banality of Craziness
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
European History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Research and Methodology
World History / Studies
All my degrees came from UCLA: BA, Music, '76, MA, Historical Musicology, '80, MA, History, '84, PhD History, Russia/USSR, '91.
Articles and monographs on various aspects of Soviet agriculture especially the 1933 famine:
"The 1932 Harvest and the Famine of 1933," Slavic Review Spring 1991.
"The People's Commissariat of Agriculture," in A.E. Rees, ed., Decision-Making in the Stalinist Command Economy, MacMillan, 1997.
Natural Disaster and Human Actions in the Soviet Famine of 1931-1933, Carl Beck Papers no. 1506, University of Pittsburgh, 2001. Statistical Falsification in the Soviet Union: A Comparative Case Study..., Donald W. Treadgold Papers, no. 34, University of Washington, 2001.
"Grain Crisis or Famine?" [on the Ukrainian famine of 1928-29], in D. J. Raleigh, ed., Provincial Landscapes: Local Dimensions of Soviet Power, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.
Two reviews for H-Russia: of James Scott, Seeing Like a State, and of a collection of Soviet documents on collectivization of agriculture.
Conference papers at AAASS National and regional conferences, Social Science History Association, and talks at UC Berkeley, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere.
Classes taught: surveys and specialized courses in Russian and Soviet history; Western Civilization; "The Agrarian Transformation" comparative course on the history of the modernization of world agriculture and its effects.
Professional experience: free-lance editing for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, published by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.