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Russian-American dialogue on cultural relations, 1776-1914 /
edited by Norman E. Saul and Richard D. McKinzie.
imprint
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c1997.
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xiv, 261 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
082621097X (alk. paper)
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Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c1997.
isbn
082621097X (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1010896
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index.
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Russian-American Dialogue on Cultural Relations, 1776-1914,the third volume in the Russian-American Dialogues series, provides English translations of the best Russian scholarship on cultural relations. Each essay originally appeared as an article in the former Soviet Union. Five issues are discussed: the contributions that each country made to the cultural life of the other; the correspondence and interactions between scientists, writers, and others from the two nations; the development of public perceptions and how these changed over time; the "American focus" in Russian periodicals during the nineteenth century; and the significant roles of Russians and the Russian presence in American history. The Russian articles on each of these subjects are followed by comments from American historians. The articles by the Russian scholars make extensive use of and liberally cite material from Russian archives and publications. As a result, they provide American readers with new scientific exchanges, personalities, and points of view. The result is a plethora of new material for Western historians of Russia as well as of the United States. The book provides an opportunity for scholars to examine more thoroughly the relevant issues of Russian-American cultural relations. An important scholarly contribution, Russian-American Dialogue on Cultural Relations, 1776-1914brings a new dimension to the relationship between the United States and Russia before 1914. It will be of interest not only to historians of this period but to all historians and students of international cultural relations.
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Russian-American Dialogue on Cultural Relations, 1776-1914, the third volume in the Russian-American Dialogues series, provides English translations of the best Russian scholarship on cultural relations. Each essay originally appeared as an article in the former Soviet Union. Five issues are discussed: the contributions that each country made to the cultural life of the other; the correspondence and interactions between scientists, writers, and others from the two nations; the development of public perceptions and how these changed over time; the "American focus" in Russian periodicals during the nineteenth century; and the significant roles of Russians and the Russian presence in American history. The Russian articles on each of these subjects are followed by comments from American historians. An important scholarly contribution, Russian-American Dialogue on Cultural Relations, 1776-1914 brings a new dimension to the relationship between the United States and Russia before 1914. It will be of interest not only to historians of this period but to all historians and students of international cultural relations.
Main Description
Russian-American Dialogue on Cultural Relations, 1776-1914,the third volume in the Russian-American Dialogues series, provides English translations of the best Russian scholarship on cultural relations. Each essay originally appeared as an article in the former Soviet Union. Five issues are discussed: the contributions that each country made to the cultural life of the other; the correspondence and interactions between scientists, writers, and others from the two nations; the development of public perceptions and how these changed over time; the "American focus" in Russian periodicals during the nineteenth century; and the significant roles of Russians and the Russian presence in American history. The Russian articles on each of these subjects are followed by comments from American historians. The articles by the Russian scholars make extensive use of and liberally cite material from Russian archives and publications. As a result, they provide American readers with new scientific exchanges, personalities, and points of view. The result is a plethora of new material for Western historians of Russia as well as of the United States. The book provides an opportunity for scholars to examine more thoroughly the relevant issues of Russian-American cultural relations. An important scholarly contribution,Russian-American Dialogue on Cultural Relations, 1776-1914brings a new dimension to the relationship between the United States and Russia before 1914. It will be of interest not only to historians of this period but to all historians and students of international cultural relations.
Table of Contents
Joint Preface
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Editorial Notes
Russian-American Cultural Relations An Overviewp. 1
Enlighteners and Revolutions of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 26
Commentp. 42
The American Theme on the Pages of Dukh Zhurnalov (Spirit of Journals)p. 45
The Development of Culture and Literature in the U.S.A. during Jacksonian Democracy in the Assessment of Russian Periodicalsp. 77
Commentp. 89
Russia and the U.S. Civil Warp. 93
Ivan Turchaninov and the American Civil Warp. 107
Russians in the United States: Social, Cultural, and Scientific Contacts in the 1870sp. 128
Commentp. 166
Leo Tolstoy and Social Critics in the United States at the Turn of the Centuryp. 170
American History and Policy on the Pages of Delo (Cause) and Slovo (Word)p. 192
Chekhov and Americap. 212
Commentp. 222
Some Questions on American Foreign Policy in 1898-1914 in the Russian Bourgeois Pressp. 227
Commentp. 241
Postscript: Past, Present, and Futurep. 243
Contributorsp. 249
Select Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 255
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