UNH Professor Documents Efforts
to Record Russian History
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
November 6, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Professor of History
Cathy Frierson has joined forces with her undergraduate mentor to
publish a book of the reminiscences of 20 U.S. historians of Russia
from institutions like Yale, Swarthmore, the Army War College and
UNC over 50 years.
In “Adventures in Russian Historical Research: Reminiscences
of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present,” the
scholars relate their experiences as historians and researchers
in Russia from the first academic exchanges in the 1950s through
the Cold War years and into the first post-Soviet decade. Frierson
coedited the book with Samuel Baron, professor emeritus at the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, her undergraduate mentor.
Frierson is herself a scholar of Russia and the Soviet Union. Her
earlier works include “All Russia is Burning! A Cultural History
of Fire and Arson in Late Imperial Russia” and “Peasant
Icons: Representations of Rural People in Late Nineteenth Century
Russia.” Frierson holds the Class of 1941 Professorship at
UNH and was awarded the Lindberg Award for Outstanding Scholarship
and Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts in 2000.