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Coverage for grant FA-55761-11

The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination, 1905-1945
Julia Mickenberg, University of Texas, Austin

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"Stars and Tsars" (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, Brian Balogh
Publication: Backstory with the American History Guys
Date: 4/25/2014
Abstract: In the past year, the White House and the Kremlin have sparred over Syria, the Winter Olympics, and now, the crisis in Ukraine. It can be tempting to view these events through the familiar lens of the Cold War, but in this episode, the History Guys probe the deeper history of our relationship with Russia — and discover moments of comity as well as conflict. They discuss Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous prediction in the 1830s, that the United States and Russia were “two great nations” that would each come to “hold in [their] hands the destinies of half the world.” And they find long-term connections and comparisons between the countries over time. From Civil War-era analogies between freeing American slaves and freeing Russian serfs, to early 20th-century debates over women’s suffrage, Americans have often looked to Russia as a counterpart, if sometimes a cautionary one. Tags: capitalism, Cold War, Communism, Containment, Diplomatic History, political history, Russia, Soviet Union

Celebration and Fresh Inquiry (Review)
Author(s): Paul Buhle
Publication: Against the Current
Date: 1/15/2016
Abstract: Review of Lineages of the Literary Left, highlighting essay by Julia Mickenberg