Soviet State and Society between Revolutions, 1918-1929
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Soviet State and Society between Revolutions, 1918-1929 by Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to analyse the relationship between the Soviet state and society from the October Revolution of 1917 to the revolution under Stalin of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Professor Lewis Siegelbaum examines the ways in which the promise of a new society made by the 1917 Revolution informed the thinking of those who had experienced the order which preceded it. But how did that old order limit possibilities? How did the new Party leaders, worker activists, artists, and scientists know what to abolish, what to retain, and what to transform? The author explores these questions by tracing the evolution of the ruling Communist Party and its New Economic Policy and the changing fortunes of industrial workers, peasants, and the scientific and cultural intelligentsia. He demonstrates how these different actors sought to appropriate the promise of the 1917 Revolution for their own purposes, highlights the compromises they made, and explains why in the late 1920s these compromises had started to break down.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521369879
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lewis H. Siegelbaum
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Borders of Socialism, Hardback (June 2006)
Offering a different lens to understand Soviet socialism, this book argues that in Russia, the relations between culture and nation, and art and life often diverged from Western European or American versions of modernity. It also shows how public and private overlapped and shaped each other, creating new perspectives on individuals and society.
Stalinism as a Way of Life, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Lewis H. Siegelbaum
In this book, an abridged edition of an earlier work, we hear the poignant voices of those who experienced firsthand the complex and perilous world of the Soviet Union under Stalin.
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