KYRCHANOFF M.V. Modern Historiography of American Comminism

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2014.1.11

Kirchanov Maksim Valeryevich

Doctor of Sciences (History), Associate Professor, Department of Regional Studies and Economics of Foreign Countries,

Voronezh State University  

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Prosp. Moskovskiy, 88, 394068 Voronezh, Russian Federation


Abstract. The author analyzes modern American historiography of the USA Communist Party. The American historiography of Сommunism and the Left is marked by revisionistic character. The American historiography of Сommunism develops as an interdisciplinary project. The historians in the USA gave up “great narratives” in history writing. They also treat skeptically the “general history” of American Сommunism. American historians actively use intellectual history, history of ideas, and regional history methods.

Key words: historiography, American Communism, the Left, CPUSA, revisionism.

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