You limited your search to:
- The History Engine: Doing History with Digital Tools
- This article discusses the History Engine project. One of the primary goals of the History Engine project has been to design a research and writing exercise modest enough in its analytical scope and its length that it allows students to "do history" long before a senior seminar or capstone course. Another important goal, discussed in this article, is to capture this research to amass a large history archive.
- Image of the Future in Russian Communism: Narratives of the Collective Representations in the 1920s in the USSR
- This article discusses the image of the future in Russian communism. Abstract: Representations of the future are part of any worldview. In opposition to the Christian notion of the Apocalypse, the Enlightenment paradigm suggested the idea of a bright future. In the beginning of the 20th century, many people all over the world were under the impression that freedom and justice existed in the world and that imperfection could be overcome through social and technical progress. Faith in Progress was one of the most effective consolations for humans affected by fears of modernization. This global upsurge of utopian hopes and faith in progress was embodied in the anticipation of a socialist miracle. In socialist myth the value of the future was strongly emphasized. My paper studies the parameters of the Communist concept of the bright future in opposition to the liberal ideologies - collective (rather than individual) salvation, the narrative of sacrifices, and short-term orientation. This paper will use new archival documents to study popular visions of the socialist future, including abundance, brotherhood, love and equity.
- The Myth of the Besieged Fortress: Soviet Mass Perception in the 1920s - 1930s
- This work discusses Soviet mass perception from the 1920s to the 1930s. This work was supported by the Research Support Scheme of the Open Society Support Foundation, grant No. 805/1998, and by the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. The work has also greatly benefitted from the discussion at the workshops held by the Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project at CREES, University of Toronto.
- Unions of Slavery: Slavery, Politics, and Secession in the Valley of Virginia
- This book chapter discusses research on the issues involved in the secession of Virginia around the Civil War, including slavery and politics.