In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

Roberta ManningRoberta T. Manning, a retired professor of history at Boston College, died in her sleep at her home in Newton, Massachusetts, on January 3. She was 77 years old.

A native of Austin, Texas, Dr. Manning was a graduate of Rice University in Houston. She earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Manning joined the faculty at Boston College in 1975 and remained there until her retirement in 2013. She was an expert on Soviet history and politics. She was the author of The Crisis of the Old Order in Russia: Gentry and Government (Princeton University Press, 1983) and co-editor of Stalinist Terror: New Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1993).

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