While looking through several website, one way that helped me to initiate my research process, was looking through readers’ reviews of “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” book. My focus was on different arguments that readers fixated on. Online book store reviews such as Amazon and Barnes&Noble, we briefly skimmed through.
Now with several ideas in mind, I then moved on to Metrostate Library Database, where I began my references research. My goals was to share my reasoning for agreeing with Charles Mann’s views. One way of articulating my thought is through exposing my ancestry background. After several database and “no result” tries of using different keywords such as “Koreans in Kazakstan” and “Koreans in Russia”, I decided to test the “One Search” option and used “Deportation of Koreans in the Soviet Union” keyword. At last, few results showed and my scanning through summaries has began. I can across one essay, which captured my attention. In order to share a common bond, an author that I was searching for would share a similar background. Besides the familiarity in the summary, the indicating of his name, instantly spoke to me. Having a Russian first name and a Korean last name, is one element that we “korean russian hybrids” all share.
While searching for reviews, I stumbled across a YouTube video called “Charles C. Mann: 1492 Before and After” . Posted by Chicago Humanities Festival. This one hour video showed Mann explaining thoroughly many of the items, which were mentioned in the “1491” article, thus confirming my opinion.
Kim, A. (2013). On the preparation and conduct of the repression of Koreans in the 1930s Soviet Union. The Historian, 75(2), 262-282. Stalin's repressions in the Soviet Union