Lev Zubok

Zubok, Lev Izrailevich


Born Dec. 16 (28), 1894, in Odessa; died May 13, 1967, in Leningrad. Soviet historian, specialist in modern and recent history, primarily the history of the USA, doctor of historical science (1940), professor (1938). Became a member of the CPSU in 1925. The son of a worker.

Between 1913 and 1924, Zubok lived in the USA, where he participated in the workers’ movement. While a production worker, he completed a university program. After returning to his homeland, he worked in the Red International of Trade Unions (Profintern) and taught in various higher educational institutions, including the Higher Party School of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1930–49), the Moscow Institute of History, Philosophy, and Literature (1929–41), the history department of Moscow State University (1942–49), and the Institute of International Relations (1948–61). Between 1938 and 1949 and from 1957 he was a senior research associate at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He was the author of such works as The Minority Movement in England (along with G. Allison, 1929), The Imperialist Policy of the USA in the Countries of the Caribbean Basin, 1900–1939) (1948), Essays on the History of the USA (1877–1918) (1956), Essays on the History of the Workers’ Movement in the USA, 1865–1918 (1962), and The Expansionist Policies of the USA in the Early 20th Century (published posthumously in 1969). He was also editor in chief and coauthor of a number of scholarly works and texts.