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 Anna Bek, The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954.  Translated and edited by Anne D. Rassweiler, with a foreword by Adele Lindenmeyr.  Indiana University Press, 2004.  In addition to writing the foreword I prepared the manuscript of this book for publication after its editor’s premature death. 

Poverty is Not a Vice: Charity, Society and the State in Imperial Russia.  Princeton University Press, 1996.  Winner of the 1996 Heldt Prize for Best Book Published by a Woman in Slavic Studies in 1996, awarded by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.



 "Recollections of Childhood," "Lenten and Easter Rituals," and "On the Outskirts of St. Petersburg," in Russian Women: Experiences and Expression, 1698-1917: An Anthology of Sources, Robin Bisha, Jehanne M. Gheith, Christine Holden, and William Wagner, eds. (Indiana University Press, 2003).

 “The First Soviet Political Trial: Countess Sofia V. Panina Before the Petrograd Revolutionary Tribunal,” The Russian Review 60, no. 4 (October 2001), 505-25.  Also published in Russian in Vsemirnoe slovo, St. Petersburg, No. 16, 2003, 82-90.

 Panina, Countess Sofia Vladimirovna, in Encyclopedia of Russian Women’s Movements, ed. Norma Corigliano Noonan and Carol Nehemias (Greenwood Publishing Company, 2001). 

"Anna Volkova: From Merchant Wife to Feminist Journalist," in An Improper Profession: Women, Gender and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia, eds. Barbara T. Norton and Jehanne M. Gheith (Duke University Press, 2001), 120-139.

 “Trends in the Writing and Teaching of History in the United States Since the 1960s,” in Politologiia i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia v sovremennoi vycshei shkole (Political Science and International Relations in the Modern Universities), Nizhny Novgorod, 1999, 133-141.

 “From Repression to Revival: Philanthropy in Twentieth-Century Russia," in Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions, ed. Warren F. Ilchman, Stanley N. Katz, and Edward L. Queen, II (Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University Press, 1998), 309-31.

 "Daughters, Wives, Partners: Women of the Moscow Merchant Elite," article with Muriel Joffe for Merchant Moscow: Images of Russia's Vanished Bourgeoisie, ed. James West (Princeton University Press, 1998), 95-108.

 "The Rise of Voluntary Associations During the Great Reforms: The Case of Charity," Russia's Great Reforms, 1855-1881: New Perspectives, Ben Eklof, John Bushnell and Larisa G. Zakharova, eds. (Indiana University Press, 1994), 264-279.  The Russian-language version of the same article is published in the Russian edition of the book, Velikie reformy, Larisa G. Zakharova, ed. (Moscow University Press, 1992), 283-300.

 "Maternalism and Child Welfare in Late Imperial Russia," Journal of Women's History, vol. 5, No. 2 (Fall 1993), 114-125.

 "Public Lives, Private Virtues: Women in Russian Charity, 1762-1914," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 18, No. 3 (Spring 1993), 562-591. Winner of the 1993 Heldt Prize for Best Article in Slavic Women's Studies from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

 "The Ethos of Charity in Imperial Russia," Journal of Social History, vol. 23, No. 4 (Summer, 1990), 679-694.  

"Voluntary Associations and the Russian Autocracy: The Case of Private Charity," The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies, Number 807, University of Pittsburgh, 64 pp. (Summer, 1990).

 "Philanthropy and Social Welfare", The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History, Joseph L. Wieczynski, ed., vol. 51 (Academic International Press, 1989), 170-178.

 "Alexander II: The Limits of Reform in Russia," in Makers of Modern Europe, William J. Baker, general ed. (Ginn Press, 1987), 121-129.

 "Charity and the Problem of Unemployment: Industrial Homes in Late Imperial Russia," The Russian Review, vol. 45, No. 1 (1986), 1-22.

 "Raskolnikov's City and the Napoleonic Plan," Slavic Review, vol. 35, No. 1 (1976),37-47; reprinted in Dostoevsky: New Perspectives, Robert Louis Jackson, ed. (Prentice-Hall, 1984), 99-110.

 "A Russian Experiment in Voluntarism: The Municipal Guardianships of the Poor, 1894-1914," Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, vol. 30, No. 3 (1982), 429-451.

 "Work, Charity and the Elderly in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia," in Old Age in Preindustrial Society, Peter N. Stearns, ed. (Holmes and Meier, 1982), 232-247.



Work in Progress

 “Discovering Atlantis: Recent Trends and Future Directions in the History of Russian Charity,” article for collection of recent work on the history of Russian charity to be published by the Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.

"Citizen Countess: The Life of Sophia V. Panina, 1871-1956," book.



Recent Book Reviews


Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, by Walter G. Moss (London: Anthem Press, 2002), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, forthcoming.

 Social’noe popec^enie v Rossii v pervoj mirovoj vojne (Izdat. Krasnojarskij gosudarstvennyj agrarnyj universitet. Krasnojarsk, 2003); Social’noe popec^enie v Rossii v konce XIX – nac^ale XX veka (Izdat. Krasnojarskij gosudarstvennyj agrarnyj universitet. Krasnojarsk, 2003); Organizacionnye i pravovye osnovy social’nogo popec^enija v Rossii na rubez^e XIX-XX vekov (Izdat. Nestor. S-Peterburg 2003), by I. P. Pavlova in Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, forthcoming.

 A Woman’s Kingdom: Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861 by Michelle Lamarche Marrese (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002), in The Journal of Social History, vol. 38, No.2  (Winter 2004), 553-55.

 Russia through Women’s Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia, edited by Toby W. Clyman and Judith Vowles (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1996) and In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine, translated by Yuri Slezkine (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), in Canadian American Slavic Studies, 38, No. 1 (2004), 176-181.

 The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia, by Patricia Herlihy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), in The American Historical Review, February 2003, 292-293.

 Social Identity in Imperial Russia, by Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1997), in Journal of Social History, Spring 2000, 708-710.

 Russian Housing in the Modern Age: Design and Social History, edited by William Craft Brumfield and Blair A. Ruble (Cambridge: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 1993), in Russian History/Histoire Russe, vol. 24, No. 4 (Winter 1997), 458-61.

 Giving: Western Ideas of Philanthropy, edited by J. B. Schneewind (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), in The American Historical Review, vol. 103, No. 3 (June 1998), 847-48.

 Hooliganism: Crime, Culture, and Power in St. Petersburg, 1900-1914, by Joan Neuberger (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 30, Nos. 2-4 (1996), 319-21.

 Reform in Modern European History: Progress or Cycle? Edited and translated by Theodore Taranovsky, with the assistance of Peggy McInerny (New York: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 1995), in Slavic Review, vol. 55 (1996), No. 2, 489-90.

 Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union, ed. Linda Edmondson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), in Russian History, 1993.

 Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by Paul Bushkovitch (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. XXIV (1994), No. 4, 729-31.

 Russia's Women: Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation, ed. Barbara Evans Clements, Barbara Alpern Engel and Christine D. Worobec (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Spring 1993, 808-09.

 Politics and Public Health in Revolutionary Russia, 1890-1918, by John F. Hutchinson (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990), and Health and Society in Revolutionary Russia, ed. Susan Gross Solomon and John F. Hutchinson (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1990), Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 25, Nos. 1-4 (1991), 288-93.

 Mothers of Misery: Child Abandonment in Russia, by David L. Ransel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988) Journal of Social History, vol. 24 (1990), No. 1, 190-93.


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