The Russian Revolution: American Perspectives

Saturday, November 18, 2017
1:00pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd St)

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

CLICK HERE to view the event page on the NYPL website.

PROGRAM:

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

Event Image: Da zdravstvuet mirovoi Oktiabr'! (Welcome the World October [Revolution]!), 1917–21, NYPL Rare Book Division.