Balmuth, Daniel 1929-

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BALMUTH, Daniel 1929-

PERSONAL: Born June 20, 1929 in New York, NY; son of Martin (a salesman) and Betty (a homemaker) Balmuth; married Rita Jackmow (a social worker), June 27, 1953; children: Susan, David, Michael. Education: City College, B.S.S., 1950; Cornell University, M.A., 1951, Ph.D., 1959. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—17 Marion Place, Saratoga Springs, NY 12166. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, assistant professor of history, 1956-58; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, assistant professor, then professor of history, 1958-98.

MEMBER: American Association for Slavic Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright Award for travel to Finland, 1961-62; IREX grant for study in the Soviet Union, 1966; Malt Endowment Summer Seminars, 1983, 1994.


Censorship in Russia, 1865-1905, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1979.

The Russian Bulletin, 1863-1917, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor of book reviews to Choice, 1969—.

SIDELIGHTS: Daniel Balmuth told CA that his primary motivation for writing is "to offer a knowledge of Russian history that will enable the reader to understand contemporary Russia. In addition, I was interested in the viewpoint of Russian liberalism in the period before the Bolshevik Revolution."