The Russian Revolution: American Perspectives

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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).


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


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.