Tales, Songs, Plays, Movies, Jokes, Ads and Images from Russian Urban Life, 1779-1917. By James von Geldern and Louise McReynolds

The Heyday of Absolutism. Late 18thCentury--1825

Commerce Asserts its Mediating Presence.1825--1860

Great Reforms and the Expansion of Civic Space.1861--1881

Political Stagnation vs. Rapid Industrialization.1882--1905

The Eruption of Commercial Culture in the InterrevolutionaryYears. 1906--1917