Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-287) and index.
Introduction: Theoretical principles of nationalism studies important for this book -- Comparative-historical context -- The 'all Russian nation" project -- On terminology. Russia and Ukrainophilism in the first half of the nineteenth century -- The first years of Alexander II's reign and latent Ukrainophilism -- The advancement of Ukrainophilism in the 1860s, Osnova and the Russian press -- The Imperial authorities and Ukrainophilism, 1862-1863. The genesis of the Valuev Circular -- The Valuev Circular in government structures and public opinion -- Government policy after the Valuev Circular -- Strengthening the Russian assimilation potential in the western borderland -- The Kiev period of Ukrainophilism (1872-1876) -- The Ems Edict -- The "execution" of the Ems Edict -- The consequences of the Ems Edict -- The subsidy for Slovo. Galician Rusyns in the policy of St. Petersburg -- The 1880-1881 crisis of power and the attempt to abolish the Ems Edict.