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Book!

My first book is now available as an ebook, and will ship soon in hardcover from Amazon! It has already made its appearance at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in November. And … Continue reading

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What is academic history?

History is unique in being counted (or confused) as falling under both the social sciences and the humanities. From its beginnings in oral storytelling, history was a partly literary exercise (and thus a part of the humanistic tradition) until it … 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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Top Ten Things Most Americans Don’t Know about the USSR and the Cold War

10. The Cold War marks the greatest period of affluence and stability Russia ever enjoyed in the 20th century. Which still isn’t saying much, sadly. 9. The Eastern Bloc countries “went Communist” on their own after World War II. In … Continue reading

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