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Revolutionary Russia: A History in Documents
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Revolutionary Russia: A History in Documents

by Robert Weinberg, Laurie Bernstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195337948

ISBN-13: 9780195337945

Pub. Date: 04/23/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This book provides a visually-stimulating survey of revolutionary Russia, from the collapse of the autocracy in 1917 to the consolidation of the Stalinist system in the 1930s. The focus of the narrative is on how the effort to build communism in Russia affected the lives of ordinary people. The authors have collected far flung documents, photographs, posters, and

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This book provides a visually-stimulating survey of revolutionary Russia, from the collapse of the autocracy in 1917 to the consolidation of the Stalinist system in the 1930s. The focus of the narrative is on how the effort to build communism in Russia affected the lives of ordinary people. The authors have collected far flung documents, photographs, posters, and objects and strung them into a narrative with introductions to each chapter and document, sidebars, and detailed photo captions. While the main text tantalizes readers with the great vision, conflict, hopes, and horrors of this much-mythologized part of modern history, the backmatter provides resources for further exploration. Topics include the prelude to revolution, the Bolshevik rise to power, the fate of the royal family, peasant resistance to Bolshevik policies, Stalin's "revolution from above," the Great Terror, and a picture essay on women's liberation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195337945
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/23/2010
Series:
Pages from History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,141,342
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document Introduction

Chapter One PRELUDE TO REVOLUTION A Land of Contrasts Revolutionary Politics The Revolution of 1905
The Eve of War and Revolution

Chapter Two
1917: THE YEAR OF REVOLUTION Society Becomes Radical The Bolshevik Rise to Power Views of the Revolution

Chapter Three THE CONSOLIDATION OF BOLSHEVIK RULE, 1918-1921
The Fate of the Royal Family Opposition and Criticism The Embrace of Dictatorship Peasant Resistance and the Crisis of Kronstadt

Chapter Four THE ROAD TO SOCIALISM The Transformation of Culture and Society Celebrating Revolution The Debate about NEP

Chapter Five STALIN'S REVOLUTION FROM ABOVE, 1928-1932
Beating Russia into the Twentieth Century The War against the Peasantry and Church The World of Five-Year Plans

Chapter Six PICTURE ESSAY: WOMEN'S LIBERATION IN THE SOVIET UNION

Chapter Seven SOVIET SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN THE 1930s The Cult of Stalin The Revolution of Stalin

Chapter Eight THE GREAT TERROR The Gulag Three Views of the Purges The Trial of Bukharin The Purges in Literature

Epilogue Assessments of Stalin's Work Reflection on the Soviet Experience

Timeline Further Reading Websites Text Credits Picture Credits Index

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