Peterson Compares Russian and African-American Soul

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Dale Peterson, professor of English and Russian at Amherst College, has just published Up from Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul ($18.95 paper, 240 pp., Duke University Press, Durham), the first study to consider the evolution of Russian and African-American cultural nationalism in literature.