Interview with Bradley Abrams--March 3, 2010

Interview with Bradley Abrams, independent historian (Ph.D. Stanford). Interview conducted in Ithaca, NY on March 3, 2010.

Dr. Abrams is the author of Struggle for the Soul of the Nation: Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism, published in 2004. He is now working on a project on communist-era consumerism.

Interview Themes

How Abrams came to write his first book (00:50)
Reception of Abrams' work in Czech Republic/Slovakia (05:25)
Changes Abrams has observed across the 1989 threshold within the region and the field (10:45)
How the history of consumption fits into a pan-European narrative (22:15)
How we should train the next generation of graduate students (27:37)
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