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Lee Farrow

Former Kennan Title VIII Short-Term Scholar


July 1, 2010 — August 1, 2010

Professional affiliation

Professor of History, Auburn University

Wilson Center Projects

"Alexis in America: The Grand Tour of a Russian Grand Duke, 1871-1872."

Full Biography

Dr. Lee A. Farrow is Distinguished Research Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Chair, in the Department of History and World Languages at Auburn University at Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama. She is the author of several books on the history of Russian-American relations, including Alexis in America: A Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-72, Seward’s Folly: A New Look at the Alaska Purchase, and The Catacazy Affair and the Uneasy Path of Russian-American Relations.

Major Publications

Russian-American Relations in the Age of Reform and Reconstruction: The Catacazy Affair and the Collapse of Imperial Friendship (Bloomsbury),forthcoming 2021.

Intimate Letters from Petrograd, by Pauline Crosley. With an introduction and annotations by Lee A. Farrow. (Bloomington: Slavica,  2019)

Six Red Months in Russia, by Louise Bryant. With an introduction and annotations by Lee A. Farrow. (Bloomington: Slavica, 2017)

Seward’s Folly: A Narrative History of the Alaska Purchase (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2016)

Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-1872.  Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State University Press, 2014.