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Autobiographical writing as a rich source for the exploration of European childhood and youth is self evident; in many cases, it is one of the most nuanced ways to understand historical actors' earliest experiences. Such is the case in Russia, where… [more]

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Rebecca Friedman

This Teaching Case Study explores My Past and Thoughts, written by Alexander Herzen (the first self-proclaimed Russian socialist), which is part of a larger genre of writing on childhood and youth in the middle of 19th-century Russia. echo [more]