Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

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Westview Press, 1996 - Social Science - 363 pages
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From the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the recent conflict in Bosnia to the transformation of South Africa, this new edition of Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements has much to say about historical and modern-day political upheaval. Fully updated chapters on China, Cuba, Iran, and South Africa (among others) provide a representative cross section of the most significant revolutions of the century. Students can trace the historical development of seven revolutions using a five-factor analytical framework. Each chapter begins with an orienting map; summaries, analysis sections, suggested readings, chronologies and lists of resources complete each presentation. A compact handbook of revolution that encompasses history, theory, cultural diversity, and connections to current and future events, this revised edition of a proven text gives students the background they need to understand not only the dramatic events of the past but also those certain to rock the twenty-first century.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REVOLUTIONS
7
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS AND EASTERN EUROPE
29
European USSR
31
Russia Eastern Europe and Neighboring States
56
REVOLUTION IN CHINA
73
THE VIETNAMESE REVOLUTION
119
French Indochina
123
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION
167
Cuba
170
REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA
205
THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION
245
SOUTH AFRICA
291
South Africa after 1994
322
CONCLUSIONS
333
Rental Sources
341

Vietnam 19541975
146

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Page 92 - Party, all correct leadership is necessarily "from the masses, to the masses". This means: take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own, hold fast to them and translate them into action, and test the correctness of these ideas in such action.
Page 306 - South Africans, shall be restored to the people; The mineral wealth beneath the soil, the Banks and monopoly industry shall be transferred to the ownership of the people as a whole; All other industry and trade shall be controlled to assist the well-being of the people...
Page 172 - The government of Cuba consents that the United States may exercise the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence and the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty.
Page 257 - American's cook, assassinates your marja in the middle of the bazaar, or runs over him, the Iranian police do not have the right to apprehend him! Iranian courts do not have the right to judge him! The dossier must be sent to America, so that our masters there can decide what is to be done!
Page 257 - Pahlavi had gone! . . . Don't you know that if one day some uproar occurs and the tables are turned, none of these people around you will be your friends?
Page 306 - South Africa shall strive to maintain world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by negotiation -not war; Peace and friendship amongst all our people shall be secured by upholding the equal rights, opportunities and status of all...
Page 306 - ... have transport, roads, lighting, playing fields, creches and social centres; the aged, the orphans, the disabled and the sick shall be cared for by the State...
Page 251 - Reza Shah's work for rapid modernization from above, along with his militantly secularist cultural and educational program, helped create the situation of "two cultures" in Iran, which became more acute in later decades.
Page 328 - Exile and resistance: the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party and the Pan Africanist Congress', in P.
Page 257 - And those who have filled foreign banks with the wealth produced by the toil of our povertystricken people, who have erected towering palaces but still will not leave the people in peace, wishing to fill their own pockets and those of Israel with our resources — they are not parasites? Let the world judge, let the nation judge who the parasites are!

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About the author (1996)

James DeFronzo is associate professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Connecticut. He is the editor of Revolutionary Movements in World History: 1750 to the Present (2006), a three-volume encyclopedia, as well as the author of numerous articles on criminology, social policy related to crime, revolutionary movements (in the encyclopedia), teaching a revolutions course, demography, gender issues, and social stratification. Since the spring of 1985, more than seven thousand students have completed his Revo­lutionary Movements course, from which this book was developed.

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