Leaflets of the Russian Revolution: Socialist Organizing in 1917

Leaflets of the Russian Revolution: Socialist Organizing in 1917

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608469703
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 930,554
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara C. Allen, Ph.D.(2001), Indiana University Bloomington, is Associate Professor of History at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the author of Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik (Brill 2015 and Haymarket Books 2016).

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Notes about the Text xiii

Part I The Revolutionary Year 1917 1

Part II The Political Struggle: Leaflets of Russian Socialist Parties and Soviets 23

1 "To the Revolutionary Students of Russia" 25

2 "The Day of the People's Wrath Is Near" 31

3 "Only a Provisional Government Can Bring Peace" 38

4 "For a Provisional Revolutionary Government of Workers and Poor Peasants" 41

5 "A Day to Prepare for Conquering the Enemy" 45

6 "For a General Strike against Autocracy" 49

7 "Soldiers, Take Power into Your Own Hands!" 52

8 "Joining Together to Achieve Peace" 55

Calling for Peace … and Renewed Offensives 58

9 "To Socialists Abroad: 'For an International Socialist Conference'" 59

10 "Appeal to Soldiers: 'Military Strength Serves the Cause of Peace'" 62

A Bolshevik Appeal Finds an Echo in the Streets 66

11 "The Bolshevik Proclamation Calling for a Demonstration" 68

12 "The All-Russian Congress of Soviets Proclamation Opposing a Demonstration" 71

Responses to the July Days Uprising 73

13 "Protests Strike Blows against Our Brothers at the Front" 74

14 "Let the All-Russian Soviet Take All Power" 75

The Bolsheviks Retreat in Order to Advance 76

15 "Don't Yield to Provocation" 77

16 "Slander Should Be Exposed" 78

Part III Arming Militants: Worker Militias and the Red Guard 81

1 Project for Party Militias Drawn Up by the Petersburg Committee of the RSDRP(b) in Mid-April 1917 83

2 Alexander Shlyapnikov, "Worker Guard" 85

3 Anonymous, "About the Red Guard" 87

4 A. Belenin (Alexander Shlyapnikov), "About the 'Red Guard'" 89

Part IV The Economic Struggle: Documents of the Petrograd Metalworkers' Union 91

1 Resolutions of Petrograd Metalworkers' Representatives about the Political and Economic Situation in Russia 93

2 Alexander Shlyapnikov, "Our Wage Races Agreement" 96

3 Alexander Shlyapnikov, "We Should Have Only One Union of Metalworkers" 104

4 Alexander Shlyapnikov, "Tasks of the Wage Rates Valuation Commissions" 106

5 Alexander Shlyapnikov, "Once More about the Organization of Unions" 108

6 Alexander Shlyapnikov, "About the Conference of the Metalworkers' Union of Moscow Oblast" 111

Part V The Bolsheviks' Post-Revolutionary Agenda for Workers 117

Alexander Shlyapnikov, "To All Workers" 119

Conclusion 122

Bibliography 131

Notes 135

Index 145

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