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Competing Voices From Russian Revolution Fighting Words, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313385246
  • ISBN-13: 9780313385247
  • DDC: 947.084
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The Romanovs ruled Russia from 1613 to 1917, so it is no wonder that the overthrow of this long-lived dynasty and the events that followed evoked passionate debate. The Russian Revolution of 1917 was followed by the Russian Civil War, pitting "Red" against "White" and, ultimately, resulting in the establishment of the Soviet Union. How did people react? What did they think?


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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
About the Editor.
1: The Context of World War I.
2: The War and Political Elites.
3: The War and Ordinary People.
4: February-July 1917.
5: Responses to the February Revolution.
6: What the Revolution Means to Me, Part I: Soldiers, Workers, Professionals, Industrialists, and Students.
7: What the Revolution Means to Me, Part II: Clergy, Peasants, Aristocratic Landowners, Women, and National and Religious Minorities.
8: Flash Points of Conflict: The April Crisis.
9: Flash Points of Conflict: The June Offensive and the July Days.
10: July-October 1917.
11: Two Provincial Stories.
12: Perceptions of Crisis in Summer and Early Fall.
13: Flash Points of Conflict: The Kornilov Rebellion.
14: Electoral Politics: Campaigns for Local Dumas and the Constituent Assembly.
15: The Soviets and the Constitution of State Power in September and October.
16: The First Months of Soviet Rule, October 1917–January 1918.
17: Flash Points of Conflict: The October Revolution and Creation of a Bolshevik Government.
18: Flash Points of Conflict: The Constituent Assembly.
End Matter.
Chronology of Major Events, July 1914–January 1918.
Biographical Glossary.
List of Further Readings.
Fighting Words.