NIU history prof. earns summer research grant

A summer research grant has been awarded to NIU history professor Bruce Lincoln to allow him to work on his planned book Red Against White: Russia in Revolution, 1918-1921.

Lincoln received the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a government agency which supports scholarly research in history, literature, politics and science.

The book is the third and final volume of his “monumental study of the Russian state and society between the Great Famine of 1891 and the end of the Russian Civil War in 1921,” said Otto Olsen, NIU history chairman.

IT+>In War’s Dark Shadow was the first book in the series, and the second book, Passage Through Armageddon, was named an alternate selection by both the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club. Lincoln has published seven books.

Lincoln, a university research professor, plans to use the grant to go to the Hoover Institution in California and the Russian Archives at Columbia University in New York to do research for his book.