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Adventures in Russian archives

I first arrived in Ivanovo, Russia, in the fall of 2004 by overnight train from Moscow. We pulled into Ivanovo at seven in the morning, and I peeked out, still sleepy and disoriented. I asked the elderly gentlemen getting off … Continue reading

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What is a Historian?

When I was in middle school, we had an assignment to research a profession we were interested in pursuing. In order to find such a profession, we were first asked what we were interested in, and what we were good … Continue reading

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Seeking historians of Russian material culture and serf demographics

In researching my book I came across plenty of fodder for at least a couple of other major research projects. I wanted to mention that here, in case someone is looking for these kinds of sources. In the private family … Continue reading

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