To See the Dawn: Baku, 1920 -- First Congress of the Peoples of the East / Edition 1

To See the Dawn: Baku, 1920 -- First Congress of the Peoples of the East / Edition 1

by John Riddell, John Reed, Alfred Rosmer, Gregory Zinoviev
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873487699

ISBN-13: 9780873487696

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: Pathfinder Press GA

How can peasants and workers in the colonial world throw off imperialist exploitation? How can they overcome national and religious divisions incited by their own ruling classes and fight for their common class interests? As the example of the October Revolution echoed around the world, these questions were addressed by 2,000 delegates to the 1920 Congress of the…  See more details below

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How can peasants and workers in the colonial world throw off imperialist exploitation? How can they overcome national and religious divisions incited by their own ruling classes and fight for their common class interests? As the example of the October Revolution echoed around the world, these questions were addressed by 2,000 delegates to the 1920 Congress of the Peoples of the East.

"Provides basic background information to help decipher the jumble of developments along the southern frontier of the former Soviet Union. . . . attractively formatted and helpfully illustrated."-The Journal of Asian Studies

Introduction by John Riddell and Ma'mud Shirvani, 16-page photo section, maps, glossary, notes, index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873487696
Publisher:
Pathfinder Press GA
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Series:
Communist International in Lenin's Time Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Maps8
Introduction11
Call to the Baku congress36
Opening Rally45
1Tasks of the Congress of the Peoples of the East60
2World political situation80
3Discussion: Turkestan, Mountain republic103
4Guest speakers; India; Turkey114
5National and colonial questions137
6Soviets in the East; agrarian question172
7Council for Propaganda and Action; women of the East; concluding remarks201
Manifesto to the peoples of the East221
Appeal to the workers of Europe, America, and Japan234
Composition of the congress242
Appendix 1. Declaration of Soviet government on rights of peoples of Russia247
Appendix 2. Appeal to all toiling Muslims of Russia and the East250
Appendix 3. Address to the Second All-Russia Congress of Communist Organizations of the Peoples of the East253
Appendix 4. Theses on the national and colonial questions266
Appendix 5. A new world273
Appendix 6. Workers of Armenia have cemented an alliance with toiling Azerbaijan277
Appendix 7. Zionism: an exchange of views at the Baku congress282
Appendix 8. Correcting abuses of Soviet power in Asia292
Notes310
Glossary of names and terms327
Index335

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