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The Russian revolution [electronic resource] /
Sheila Fitzpatrick.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001.
description
199 p.
ISBN
0192802046 (Paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001.
isbn
0192802046 (Paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7372262
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. ([185]-191) and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"An admirable effort to rescue from politics the greatest upheaval of modern times and reclaim it for history."--Newsweek (on the previous edition)
"An admirable effort to rescue from politics the greatest upheaval of modern times and reclaim it for history."--Newsweek(on the previous edition)
'Review from previous edition 'A lucid and indeed instantly classicexplanation of the revolutionary spirit in its pre-1917 and Lenin-then-Stalindominated stages.''Tribune
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
In this work, the author incorporates data from archives that were previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians, as well as drawing on important recent Russian publications.
Long Description
This provocative and eminently readable work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process. Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social transformation brought about by the Bolsheviks after they took power. Making use of a huge amount of previously secret information in Soviet archives and unpublished memoirs, this detailed chronology recounts each monumental event from the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-1920, through the New Economic Policy of 1921 and the 1929 First Five-Year Plan, to Stalin's "revolution from above" at the end of the 1920s and the Great Purge of the late 1930s. Lucid and concise, this classic study makes comprehensible the complex events of the revolution.
Main Description
Now in a new edition, this provocative, highly readable work presents a fascinating look at events that culminated in the Russian Revolution. Focusing on the Revolution in its widest sense, Sheila Fitzpatrick covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the social transformations brought about by the Bolsheviks.
Main Description
The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. Now, following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it is possible to step back and see the full picture. In this classic work, the author incorporates data from archives thatwere previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians, as well as drawing on important recent Russian publications such as the memoirs of one of the great survivors of Soviet politics, Vyacheslav Molotov. Impeccable in its scholarship and objectivity, the book tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children. In a concludingsection that will be of great interest to scholars in the field as well as the general reader, the author treats the Stalinist Great Purges as the last act of the drama of the Russian Revolution.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The Settingp. 15
The societyp. 16
The revolutionary traditionp. 23
The 1905 Revolution and its aftermath; the First World Warp. 31
1917: The Revolutions of February and Octoberp. 40
The February Revolution and 'dual power'p. 44
The Bolsheviksp. 49
The popular revolutionp. 52
The political crises of the summerp. 57
The October Revolutionp. 61
The Civil Warp. 68
The Civil War, the Red Army and the Chekap. 72
War Communismp. 78
Visions of the new worldp. 83
The Bolsheviks in powerp. 87
NEP and the Future of the Revolutionp. 93
The discipline of retreatp. 96
The problem of bureaucracyp. 102
The leadership strugglep. 106
Building socialism in one countryp. 111
Stalin's Revolutionp. 120
Stalin versus the Rightp. 124
The industrialization drivep. 129
Collectivizationp. 135
Cultural Revolutionp. 141
Ending the Revolutionp. 148
'Revolution accomplished'p. 150
'Revolution betrayed'p. 156
Terrorp. 163
Notesp. 173
Select Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 193
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