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The Russian Revolution: American Perspectives

November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the New York Public Library for a one-day scholarly seminar celebrating current scholarship on American understandings of the Russian Revolution at its centenary. This event is in connection with the new NYPL exhibit The Russian Revolution: American Perspectives (November 8 – 19, 2017).

  • “How to Teach a Revolution: Americans in 1917, Historians Today,” Susan Smith-Peter, Associate Professor of History, College of Staten Island/ CUNY
  • “The Demise of a Historic Friendship and the Rise of an American Crusade for a Free Russia: American-Russian Relations, 1881-1917,” David Fogelsong, Professor of History, Rutgers University
  • “Russia’s Revolution: Varying American Eyewitness Perspectives,” Ben Whisenhunt, Professor of History, College of DuPage
  •  “The Russian Journey of an American Newspaperwoman: A Revolution in the Making in Bessie Beatty’s Bulletin Dispatches,” Dr. Lyubov Ginzburg, Independent Scholar
  •  “’The Bolshevik of Wall Street’: William Boyce Thompson and the American Red Cross Mission to Russia, 1917-1918,” Peter Scasny, Graduate Student, College of Staten Island/ CUNY

Open to all, advanced registration required.  First come, first seated.

This event is cosponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.


November 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
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