Peasant Russia, Civil War: The Volga Countryside in Revolution, 1917-1921
Why and how did the October 1917 revolution occur in Russia? Often overlooked as a crucial factor in the Bolsheviks' victory was the role of the peasantry. Here is an enthralling portrait of this poor but sizable population on the eve of the uprising; of the breakdown of state power in the countryside; and, most important, of the relationship between the serfs and the Bolsheviks during the civil war. An enlightening approach, illustrated with disturbing contemporary images.
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This book masterfully explains how a party of the urban proletariat gained control of a rural peasant nation. Read full review
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