The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 has provided fresh perspectives from which to view the Revolution out of which it grew. The Russian Revolution, 1917-1921, by Ronald Kowalski, reviews the ever-changing debate on the nature of the Russian Revolution.
This collection of documents and sources includes:
* newspapers, memoirs and literature
* commentary and background information of each source
* a narrative of the major events of the period
* new material made available since the policy of glasnost
* a re-examination of World War One and the Revolution
* focus on thematic issues such as the actions of peasants and workers.
For students of European history this will provide interesting and informative reading on this major event in Russia's turbulent past.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: The Historiography of Revolution; Part I. The Course of Revolution:
2. The Impact of War
3. The February Revolution and the Origins of Dual Power
4. Politics and Crises, March--July
5. The Kornilov Affair
6. The October Revolution
7. The Origins of the Bolshevik Dictatorship
8. The Civil War; Part II. The Issues of Revolution:
9. Agriculture and the Peasants
10. Industry and the Workers
11. The National Minorities
12. The War and the Army;Part III. Opposition:
13. Communist Oppositions
14. The Mensheviks and the Social Revolutionaries
15. The Communist Autocracy Challenged: The Crisis of 1921
16. Conclusion: The Roots of Communist Autocracy.