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Red Petrograd Revolution in factories 1917 - 1918

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This 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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Author(s):
S A Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140 mm x 215 mm 412 g
Edition:
1986
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521316189
ISBN-13:
9780521316187
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This 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.


Spine colour faded.
No inscriptions

Author(s):
S A Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140 mm x 215 mm 412 g
Edition:
1986
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521316189
ISBN-13:
9780521316187
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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