Category Archives: oral history

Oral History and the Web – Introducing my project’s site

When teaching Soviet history many of us are keen to give our students access to primary material about the experience of ordinary people in the USSR. For all its epistemological particularities, The Harvard Project has often worked well with my … Continue reading

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Soviet Baby Boomers – preliminary thoughts

I am happy to launch the fourth “blog conversation” which will be about Donald Raleigh’s recent Soviet Baby Boomers. His excavation of late Soviet society through the medium of oral history is highly readable and I will be recommending it strongly … Continue reading

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900 Days

The Nazi siege of Leningrad began on September 8, 1941. It ended 874 days later, one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history. The Soviets won at the cost of more than 1 million soldiers killed, captured, or … Continue reading

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