Monday, January 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a lecture on Joseph Stalin, a man who left many legacies, but one of the most defining was that he took a nation from a backward peasant economy to an atomic bomb in 21 years.
Week 2: Stalin and the Revolution
Considered an expert in nationalities, Lenin names Stalin as the head of the Commissariat for Nationality Affairs. Stalin goes on to assist Trotsky and Lenin with emergency decisions during the initial period of the Civil War. Learn about Stalin eventually becoming Commissar for State Control and, as Secretary-General of the Party in 1922, Stalin would put together that powerbase which would enable him to outmaneuver Trotsky to become Lenin’s successor.
About the Presenter
Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.