Revolution in the Factories, 1917-1918
By (author) S. A. Smith
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Red Petrograd by S. A. Smith
Book DescriptionThis book explores the impact of the 1917 Revolution on factory life in the Russian capital. It traces the attempts of workers to take control of their working lives from the February Revolution through to June 1918, when the Bolsheviks nationalised industry. Although not primarily concerned with the political developments of the Revolution, the book demonstrates that the sphere of industrial production was a crucial arena of political as well as economic conflict. Having discussed the structure and composition of the factory workforce in Petrograd prior to 1917 and the wages and conditions of workers under the old regime, Dr Smith shows how workers saw the overthrow of the autocracy as a signal to democratise factory life and to improve their lot. After examining the creation and activities of the factory committees, he analyses the relationship of different groups of workers to the new labour movement, and assesses the extent to which it functioned democratically.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521316187
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author S. A. Smith
Russia in Revolution, Hardback (January 2017)
A panoramic account of the Russian empire from the last years of the nineteenth century, through revolution and civil war, to the brutal collectivization and crash industrialization under Stalin in the late 1920s
Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism, Hardback (January 2014)
Draws on documentation released since the fall of the Soviet Union to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century.
Revolution and the People in Russia and China, Hardback (April 2008)
A comparative account of the roots of Communist revolution in Russia and China.
Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by S. A. Smith
Provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. This very short introduction examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole - on different classes, ethnic groups, the army, men and women, and youth.
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