The list author says: "Included in this Listmania list are materials pertaining to history--whether a chronology of the facts in their entirety; or, whether a documentary of facts pertaining to a specific event, or time period; or, whether written or photographed. Recorded events will take on a face as texts, films, and photos become some of the avenues you’ll travel during your discovery of bygone events, characters.
The Encyclopedia of Ukraine states: information on the earliest history of Ukraine is derived from archeological records and from general descriptions of the early Slavs by Greek, Roman, and Arab historians. Ukrainian national historiography has traditionally divided Ukrainian history into the following periods: (1) the so-called Princely era of Kyivan Rus’ and the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia; (2) the period of the Lithuanian-Ruthenian state; (3) the period of the Cossacks and the Hetman state; (4) the national and cultural revival of the 19th century; (5) the Ukrainian nation-state of 1917–21; (6) the interwar occupation of Ukrainian territories by four foreign powers; (7) the consolidation of most Ukrainian ethnic territory into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic; & finally, after 1991, (8) independent Ukraine.
Because more than one political state often ruled Ukraine's territories simultaneously and, at times, several Ukrainian governments coexisted (eg, those of the Hetman state and of Right-Bank Ukraine), dealing with Ukraine's history presents many difficulties. Furthermore Western Ukraine experienced a historical development separate from that of central and eastern Ukraine, resulting in the evolution of the historical-political entities of Galicia, Volhynia, Bukovyna, and Transcarpathia.
The only denominator unifying all of Ukraine's lands and state formations has been the Ukrainian people and its linguistic, social, cultural, and religious specificities. To hear the Ukrainian National Anthem: http://infoukes.com/scarry/index.php?app=games&lang=en"
"Previous praise is still pertinent: best history, excellent, the standard, highly recommended, required reading, enormously readable. Critically acclaimed when first published in 1988, this fourth (2009) edition is updated with 48 additional pages of insightful analyses and two extra photos covering Ukraine's history from 2000 through 2009. Focus is on the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies."
"This inaugural volume of the Monograph Series is published by the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. 'The series aims to foster the publication of new research, textbooks, source materials, and translations of classical historical works.'"
"Ukraine (Ancient Crossroads, Modern Dreams) is a must-see video! Not only is it recommended by the Ohio State University Center for Slavic and East European Studies, but the university also offers a free loan (call 614-292-8770, or write to Keisel.email@example.com). Found in the European Collection of Video Visits (International Video Network), or available through interlibrary loan."
"An Allied power, the Soviet Union helped the Nazis to fight Jews, and in the process slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. In English with subtitles in 15 languages, this excellent 1.25 hour documentary film includes bonus interviews on the Holodomor."
"This is a history of Ukraine by ‘the most distinguished Ukrainian historian.’ It provides objective, accurate information, and is an enthralling read. Most Ukrainian historians including those in Soviet Ukraine (until 1929) accepted, with some changes, Hrushevsky's scheme and periodization of Ukraine's history, as did the emigration."
"This outstanding historical feature documentary DVD (2 discs, four 50-minute parts) is a Jerzy Hoffman film--his films have received numerous awards, including: Oberhausen, Venice, and Moscow IFF. This professional production is enhanced with maps, Ukrainian music, photos, film footage, crisp colors, fast-paced presentations, transitions, and, most importantly, balanced and informative narrative."
"History of Ukraine depicted via numerous photos and detailed text in a handsome coffee table edition. Numerous entries/topics are covered and visually presented. Various scholars provide the encyclopedic text for each section. Sure to be an invaluable reference revisited regularly, and a photo book that you'll open often in your quest for impartial information on Ukraine and Ukrainians."
"An oversized, handsome coffee table edition with over 271 pages; a pictorial history of Ukraine with numerous colored photos and detailed text. For information on Kozaks/Cossacks, see specifically the chapters entitled, The Cossacks’ State of the Zaporozhian Sich and Zaporizhia."
"The American melting pot has sought to assimilate ethnic groups from around the world into the cultural values and practices of mainstream American society. But Ukrainian Americans have not been so readily 'melted down,' Myron B. Kuropas demonstrates in this portrait of a people, says Orest Subtelny, Ph.D., author of "Ukraine, a History," and other books."
"Highly acclaimed, The Harvest of Sorrow is a British historian's detailed, documented account of the horrific events in Soviet Ukraine in 1929-1932 during Stalin's reign wherein millions perished by means of man-made starvation. The first history to detail Stalin's terror-famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine--(death toll was higher than the total deaths for all countries in World War I)."
"Recipient of numerous international awards (including an Academy Award nomination), `Harvest of Despair, The Unknown Holocaust--The Great Famine in Ukraine, 1932-1933' has been featured on William F. Buckley's `Firing Line' on PBS and is a documentary film by Ukrainian-American Slavko Nowytski and Ukrainian-Canadian Yurij Luhovy (both recipients of numerous international film prizes)."
"A survivor of Ukraine’s Holodomor recounts a true event which has been suppressed for over a half century—“seven million people in the ‘breadbasket of Europe’ were deliberately starved to death at Stalin’s command.” As Malcolm Muggeridge, then a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian in Moscow, states: “this book is based on the author’s Ukrainian childhood and his studies of Soviet policy.”"
"A Gem of a Pictorial History--and, not only for those living in, or those knowing those living in the Delaware Valley. This is not only a rich repository of archival photos, but it's also a gem with its descriptive text. Throughout the book, we learn how the Ukrainian immigrants assimilated into America's melting pot, while simultaneously commemorating and celebrating their Ukrainian heritage."
"Published by Lerner Publications Company as part of its IN AMERICA series, this book explores the history of Ukrainian immigration to the United States, is enhanced with black and white photos and illustrations, and brims with information. Although recommended for upper elementary and above, adults will benefit from its inclusion of background material on Ukrainian history, culture, and religion."
"In this updated edition of The Ukrainians in America, many of the original photos are reproduced and sometimes rearranged with their sizes enlarged. Ukrainians in America not only covers a broad spectrum of topics (including organizations and associations), but also includes new information. To learn about Ukrainian immigration to the United States, this book is an excellent starting point."
"Three hundred years of genocide in Ukraine are documented via manuscripts, photos, and illustrations as the truth about the terror, the three Holodomors, the horrific legacy of violence, denationalization, Russification, deportations, destruction of the political, intellectual, and spiritual leadership of the Ukrainian nation, and the truth about the horrific legacy of violence are exposed."
"Winner and recipient of eleven international awards, including: Winner, President's Award, Chicago, International Doc Festival, 2007, and Official Selection, United Nations Association Film Festival, 2007. See other documentaries as an appetizer; see Orange Revolution (DVD) as the entrée and the dessert--a history curriculum must!"
"Zeitsev's biography remains the most scholarly and balanced--its chief merit is that it was produced by one of the most reputable Shevchenko scholars outside of the sphere of Soviet political control. More than just a biography--it's an art book, it's a literary book, and, it's a history book--as Taras Shevchenko, himself, said, "the history of my life is a part of the history of my homeland.""
"A study of minstrels and a history of Ukraine as it was experienced by them. Best book prizes for Ukrainian Minstrels, include: Kovaliv prize (an international award), 1997 and American Association for Ukrainian Studies book prize, 2000. Additionally, Professor Natalie O. Kononenko's scholarly study is the first in M.E. Sharpe's series on `Folklores and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe.'"
"In 1844, at a gathering of Russian high society, a topic arose wherein Gogol was accused of an excessive devotion to Ukraine and an apparent lack of love for Russia. Gogol, a Ukrainian, became a great Russian writer--this anomaly resulted in studies over the decades. Dr. Bojanowska of Harvard University offers her analyses of this 19th-century writer from a new perspective."
"An Official Selection at the Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival 2006 and the Asheville Film Festival 2006, `Crossroads--Ukraine and the Triumph of Democracy' is a DVD deserving acclaim and attention as it records Ukraine's historic steps leading to her embrace of democracy. Cities where this film has screened include: Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles and London."
"What began as an investigation of literary politics led me, during the course of the study, to the realization that there had been wholesale liquidation of literary groups and organizations and purges of dozens of prominent writers. What had been a flowering literature in the 1920s ended in tragedy by the time the First Congress of Soviet Writers convened in 1934."
"A saga of patriotism, of youthful exuberance and bravado, of a struggle against an unlikely and seemingly invulnerable set of opponents: the courts, the KGB, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Soviet and American governments, and Walter Polovchak's parents."
"A pictorial history (1964-1997) thirty years in the making by Tania D'Avignon, a Ukrainian American photographer. Depth-of-field and color visualizations portray the essence of Ukrainian life through mood, color, and imagery. Beauty is personified in the panoramas of landscapes, the faces of people, the expressions of animals, the display of exquisite folk costumes, and the observation of nature."
"In 1998, Lviv's historical center was added to UNESCO's List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage; included in `Lviv' are many of those places pictorially presenting historically important locales. ‘Lviv’ is a handsome coffee-table edition by an award-winning photographer having 240 oversized pages of color photos displayed individually, as collages, and as panoramas spanning two pages."
"Welcome to Ukraine (Welcome to My Country) is a series published by Stevens Publishing, a World Almanac Education Group Company, and is heartily recommended--a handsome coffee table edition explores Ukraine's culture, history, geography, and people via photos & text."
"Lots of info--supplemented and updated via the web, but caution must be used in using it as a reference--and I refer, specifically, to citations of and quotations from Anna Reid’s biased book, Ukraine: a Journey through the History of Ukraine. Ukraine in Pictures has 80 pages, which cover: the Land; History and Government; People; Cultural Life; and the Economy."
"Color reproductions give a glimpse of Ukrainian life/history in yesteryear--a nice coffee table edition/addition! Captions are in Ukrainian and English (with dates, locations and titles); the index is two-pages. Depicted in color are artists, authors, dissidents, Kozaks, historical and religious leaders, landmarks, castles, folk costumes, musical scores, theater, portraits, pysanky and much more."
"'This Is My Story' is a series published by Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, which very aptly introduces young readers (ages 9-12) to children who immigrated to the U.S. Each book in the series focuses on one country; in this book, differences and similarities between life and education in the U.S. and Ukraine are explored through the eyes of an eight-year old Ukrainian boy."
"Kyiv in Autumn Colors opens with an abbreviated history of Kyiv described in Ukrainian and English. Some photo pages are interspersed with poetry in Ukrainian. At the end of the book are very detailed captions in Ukrainian, Russian & English. Some oversized photos span across two pages; they’re captioned (at the end of the photo album) by descriptions--many times with dates and a bit of history."
"Ukrainian Advent, Christmas & New Year traditions depicted verbally, visually, musically and gastronomically-a reference gem! This 122-page booklet is a cornucopia of Ukrainian culture, cuisine and religious rituals of the very rich Ukrainian heritage with a wealth of information--and, not only dealing with the Christmas season! Included are Ukrainian recipes that can be made throughout the year."
"The Gulag and The American Connection--the immigration, the consequences, the complicity, the cover-up. Years of research through archives on two continents, chronicle a period in which thousands of Americans (during the Depression) immigrated to Stalin's Russia. Documented are the background, immigration, tragic consequences, complicity & cover-up of American writers, journalists & academics."
"Winner of nine International Awards, this documentary tells the story of two neurosurgeons (one English, one Ukrainian) and their profound personal friendship; their patient; and, other cases on which Dr. Marsh is working--each case different, as is each prospect. Dr. Marsh is seen as a surgeon—his life, the difficulties and joys of his work, and the emotional conflicts he encounters are explored."
"Stencils; Ukrainian cultural exposure; a pronunciation key for Ukrainian words used throughout the book; illustrations & photos depicting Ukrainian scenes; outstanding resources: books for young people, books for adults, videos, museums & Internet resources; and, projects educating in history, a touch of geography (a map with locations spelled in transliterated Ukrainian), folklore, and much more."
"Articles cover Ukrainian history from ancient times to the present, emphasizing the modern period. Also introduces Ukraine to the reader through 700 entries on population, geography, economy, politics, & culture; descriptions of institutions, cultural monuments, political parties, battles & wars; & biographical sketches of key individuals in politics, the arts and sciences, church, and military."