The Russian Revolution / Edition 2
  • The Russian Revolution / Edition 2
  • The Russian Revolution / Edition 2

The Russian Revolution / Edition 2

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by Sheila Fitzpatrick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192892576

ISBN-13: 9780192892577

Pub. Date: 11/17/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture.

This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the revolution takes into account the new archival

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Overview

The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture.

This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the revolution takes into account the new archival and other evidence that has come to light since the fall of the USSR, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians.

Starting with an overview of the roots of the revolution, Fitzpatrick takes the story from 1917, through Stalin's 'revolution from above', to the great purges of the 1930s. She tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192892577
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/17/1994
Series:
Opus Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The Setting15
The society16
The revolutionary tradition23
The 1905 Revolution and its aftermath; the First World War31
21917: The Revolutions of February and October40
The February Revolution and 'dual power'44
The Bolsheviks49
The popular revolution52
The political crises of the summer57
The October Revolution61
3The Civil War68
The Civil War, the Red Army and the Cheka72
War Communism78
Visions of the new world83
The Bolsheviks in power87
4NEP and the Future of the Revolution93
The discipline of retreat96
The problem of bureaucracy102
The leadership struggle106
Building socialism in one country111
5Stalin's Revolution120
Stalin versus the Right124
The industrialization drive129
Collectivization135
Cultural Revolution141
6Ending the Revolution148
'Revolution accomplished'150
'Revolution betrayed'156
Terror163
Notes173
Select Bibliography185
Index193

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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION by Sheila Fitzpatrick is very concise and excellently written, giving a better understanding of the revolution and its purpose as well as a better outlook to the characters than other books on that era of history.