Following our event an Introduction to the History of Ukraine with historian John-Himka we are providing a list of books on Ukraine which may be of interest and help develop understanding of Ukraine.
Books on Ukrainian History
Magocsi, Paul Robert. Ukraine: A Historical Atlas. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.
Magocsi, Paul Robert. A History of Ukraine: The Land and Its Peoples. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Rudnytsky, Ivan L. Essays in Modern Ukrainian History. Edited by Peter L. Rudnytsky. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1987.
Franklin, Simon, and Jonathan Shepard. The Emergence of Rus’ 750-1200. London and New York: Longman, 1996.
Hrushevsky, Mykhailo. History of Ukraine-Rus’. Vol. 7: The Cossack Age to 1625. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1999.
Vernadsky, George. Bohdan, Hetman of the Ukraine. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941.
Kohut, Zenon E. Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate 1760s-1830s. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1988.
Luckyj, George S.N. Between Gogol’ and Ševčenko: Polarity in the Literary Ukraine: 1798-1847. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies, 8. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1971.
Miller, Alexei. The Ukrainian Question: Russian Nationalism in the 19th Century. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2003.
Rudnytsky, Ivan L., ed. Mykhailo Drahomanov: A Symposium and Selected Writings. [=The Annals of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. 2, no. 1 (3) (Spring 1952)]. New York: The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S., 1952.
Kozik Jan. The Ukrainian National Movement in Galicia: 1815-1849. Edited by Lawrence D. Orton. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1986.
Himka, John-Paul. Socialism in Galicia: The Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian Radicalism (1860-1890). Cambridge, MA: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1983.
Yekelchyk, Serhy. Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Krawchenko, Bohdan. Social Change and National Consciousness in Twentieth-Century Ukraine. London: Macmillan in association with St Antony’s College, Oxford, 1985.
Bojcun, Marko. The Worker’s Movement and the National Question in Ukraine 1897-1918. Leiden: Brill, 2021.
Maistrenko, Ivan. Borot’bism: A Chapter in the History of the Ukrainian Revolution. Hanover: ibidem-Verlag, 2019.
Mace, James E. Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918-1933. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S., 1983.
Shkandrij, Myroslav. Modernists, Marxists and the Nation: The Ukrainian Literary Discussion of the 1920s. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, University of Alberta, 1992.
Martin, Terry. The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001.
Radziejowski, Janusz The Communist Party of Western Ukraine, 1919-1929. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1983.
Bohachevsky-Chomiak, Martha. Feminists Despite Themselves: Women in Ukrainian Community Life, 1884-1939. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1988.
Davies, R.W., and Stephen G. Wheatcroft. The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-1933. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Conquest, Robert. The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press in Association with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1986.
Hnatiuk, Ola. Courage and Fear. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2020.
Himka, John-Paul. Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust: OUN and UPA’s Participation in the Destruction of Ukrainian Jewry, 1941-1944. Hanover: ibidem-Verlag, 2021.
Bartov, Omer. Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Berkhoff, Karel C. Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule. Cambridge, MA, and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
Dzyuba, Ivan. Internationalism or Russification. New York: Monad Press, 1974.
Plyushch, Leonid. History’s Carnival: A Dissident’s Autobiography. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.
Kuzio, Taras, and Andrew Wilson. Ukraine: Perestroika to Independence. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1994.
Marples, David R., ed. The War in Ukraine’s Donbas: Origins, Contexts, and the Future. New York: Central European Press, 2021.
Sokol, Sam. Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews: Antisemitism, Propaganda, and the Displacement of Ukrainian Jewry. New York: ISGAP, 2019. [Revised, updated edition to appear soon.]