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JAMES T. ANDREWS bought his Ph. D. on the college of Chicago. He has taught as a traveling professor at a number of educational associations, together with the college of Texas at Austin, and has been affiliated as a senior examine go together with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of the background of technological know-how and expertise in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He at present is an affiliate professor of contemporary Russian historical past at Iowa kingdom college in Ames.
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He was a patriarch, but a liberal one. Like many of his background and generation, he associated corporal punishment with the demeaning treatment of serfs and he did not employ it on his children. 13 The “Great Reforms” of the 1860s had jolted Russian society without settling anything. They unleashed massive and rapid social and economic changes without providing the people with adequate means to respond to them. They did not overcome the alienation of the educated who resented their continued exclusion from government.
At first they had tried to divide and rule, ingratiating themselves with the Emir of Bokhara in his perennial feud with the Khan of Kokand. They had made vague promises to the peasantry that they would limit the extortions of tax collectors and irrigation officials, and they did abolish slavery; they also reduced taxation, and justice became speedier and less corrupt. More radical changes were wrought indirectly, as a result of the quickening of economic activity, particularly after the introduction of new strains of cotton from North America.
Never happy using foreign languages, he could see no earthly point in learning Persian or Turkish. Fyodor Kerensky's loyalty was unshakable but not uncritical. On one occasion, Sasha Kerensky overheard his father reading Leo Tolstoy's protest against the Franco-Russian Entente to a circle of friends. This was a plea for a reduction of international tensions and greater efforts to improve the quality of Russian life by nonpolitical means. Count Witte, the architect of Russian industrialization, visited Fyodor Kerensky in Tashkent.
Alexander Kerensky: The First Love of the Revolution by Richard Abraham