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Hans J. Rogger
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)

America in Russian Opinion

Russia's interest in American character and society began at the time of the Civil war which generated a sustained and serious interest in the wider literate public. This study will focus on the century after the 1860s when the U.S. became the object of keen attention and interested study and the American experience furnished examples for imitation or avoidance. Study will not deal with Soviet- American diplomatic relations but rather fiction, travel literature, American education, technology, and social life. To examine the constant process of interaction between the knowledge of America Russians sought and received, and their own changing needs, interests and preoccupations. To see how past perceptions were shaped and (over)

Project fields:
U.S. History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 6/30/1976