Voices of Revolution, 1917

Voices of Revolution, 1917

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by Mark D. Steinberg
     
 

This book gives voice to the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of ordinary Russian people-workers, peasants, soldiers-as expressed in their own words during the vast upheavals of 1917. The documents in the volume are selected from the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow and other Russian collections and most have never been published before. They… See more details below

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This book gives voice to the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of ordinary Russian people-workers, peasants, soldiers-as expressed in their own words during the vast upheavals of 1917. The documents in the volume are selected from the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow and other Russian collections and most have never been published before. They include letters from individuals to newspapers, institutions, or leaders; collective resolutions and appeals; and even poetry written by self-taught, lower-class authors."Using a mixture of narrative and hitherto unpublished letters from workers, peasants and soldiers, Steinberg brings 1917 to life again. . . . The result is utterly fascinating."-Alison Rowat, Glasgow Herald; "This volume will be particularly useful as collateral reading for graduate and upper-division undergraduate students in history and Soviet studies."-History: Reviews of New Books; "A wonderful achievement, a rare amalgam of excellent scholarship and original source materials."-Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Chicago

Author Biography: Mark D. Steinberg is professor of history and director of the Russian and East European Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is coauthor of The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution, published by Yale University Press.

Annals of Communism series

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300090161
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/11/2001
Series:
Annals of Communism Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.38(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on the Documents
Introduction: The Language of Popular Revolution1
Pt. 1Liberty, Desire, and Frustration: The First Months of the Revolution37
Pt. 2Crisis and Upheaval: From the July Days to Bolshevik Power149
Pt. 3Soviets in Power: From the October Revolution to the Closing of the Constituent Assembly251
Afteword: Style in Lower-Class Writing in 1917309
Chronology of the Revolution339
Glossary345
Notes355
Bibliography377
Document and Illustration Credits383
Index395

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