Issue 2: 1917 as History

The second issue of Journeys into the Past builds on the first, which featured writing from students in a course on Russia in war and revolution.  The essays in this second issue come from students enrolled in Dr. Stephen Norris’s spring 2017 course on the Russian Revolution.  In this centenary year, students learned about the events of 1917 and its global significance.  The writing you can sample in this issue consists of reflection papers about class role-playing exercises where students think about the past in the present, poems written in the style of 1917, and the journal’s first book review (on Mark Steinberg’s recent Oxford history of the Russian Revolution).  Finally, Jacob Bruggeman, who has joined the journal as an assistant editor, reflects on the week he spent in New York as part of a select cohort of undergraduate history majors.  Enjoy these journeys!


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