Published Date

March 10, 2022

Resource Type

AHA Resource, Vetted Resource


Cultural, Current Events in Historical Context, Diplomatic/International, Intellectual, Migration, Immigration, & Diaspora, Political, Social, Urban

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning


Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean

This resource is part of the AHA’s Ukraine, Russia, and the Cold War and its Legacies


Soviet Secrecy: Toward a Social Map of Knowledge” by Asif Siddiqi (American Historical Review, 2021)

Paper Plans: Inside the Mysteries of Soviet Mapmaking” by Elizabeth Elliott (Perspectives on History, 2017)

The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972–1990,” a National History Center talk by Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder (YouTube, 2019)

Benevolent Diplomacy: Children’s Art and US Food Relief in Occupied Germany” by Kaete O’Connell (AHA Today, 2017)

Demolishing ‘Participatory Dictatorship’: Leipzig in 1968” by Andrew Demshuk (AHA Today, 2018)

Outer Space Exploration in Divided Germany” by Colleen Anderson (AHA Today, 2016)

Looking Out for Each Other: How Shoppers and Employees Navigate the Aisles Differently” by Leah Valtin-Erwin (Perspectives on History, 2020)

Were Soviet Tanks Deployed in Egypt 50 Years Ago? On the Front Lines of Historical Forensics” by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez (AHA Today, 2018)

‘Cuba, My Love’: The Romance of Revolutionary Cuba in the Soviet Sixties” by Anne E. Gorsuch (American Historical Review, 2015)

Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America,” a National History Center talk by Christopher Darnton (YouTube, 2015)

Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands,” a National History Center talk by Sulmaan Khan (YouTube, 2015)

Selma and the International History of American Civil Rights” by Mary L. Dudziak (AHA Today, 2015)

The Cold War as Operational Experience: The View from NORAD” by Lance Blyth (Perspectives on History, 2014)

David E. Hoffman on The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal,” a National History Center talk (YouTube, 2016)