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The Workers' Revolution in Russia, 1917

The Workers' Revolution in Russia, 1917
The View from Below

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Ronald Grigor Suny, James H. Bater, Steve A. Smith, Diane P. Koenker, William G. Rosenberg
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  • Date Published: September 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521349710

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  • More than seventy years after the birth of the Soviet Union, the events that brought the Bolsheviks to power are still poorly understood. Ever since the first reports of the revolution reached Western audiences, analysts have blamed or credited Lenin and his party for overthrowing the old order singlehandedly. Yet studies of the revolution in recent years have revealed the depth of the crisis through which Tsarist society passed late in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The essays in this book address the process of worker alienation and the way that the Bolsheviks appealed to, rather than exploited, the working population, especially in the capital cities of Petrograd and Moscow.

    • A clear study of a central event in Russian twentieth century history
    • Explains the Revolution not only from the perspective of the cabinet minister but from that of the metalworker and factory employee
    • A comprehensive study intended for undergraduate and graduate use, as well as for the general reader
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    • Date Published: September 1987
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521349710
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 137 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • contains: 10 maps 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Notes on dates
    1. Revising the old story: the 1917 revolution in light of new sources Ronald Grigor Suny
    2. St. Petersburg and Moscow on the eve of revolution James H. Bater
    3. Petrograd in 1917: the view from below Steve A. Smith
    4. Moscow in 1917: the view from below Diane P. Koenker
    5. Russian labor and Bolshevik power: social dimensions of protest in Petrograd after October William G. Rosenberg
    6. Conclusion: understanding the Russian Revolution William G. Rosenberg
    Index.

  • Editor

    Daniel H. Kaiser, Grinnell College, Iowa

    Contributors

    Ronald Grigor Suny, James H. Bater, Steve A. Smith, Diane P. Koenker, William G. Rosenberg

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