Prelude to Revolution

Prelude to Revolution

The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 Uprising
Rabinowitch, Alexander
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/22/1991
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20661-9
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... an expert work... remarkable for its objectivity, judiciousness, and its sure handling of the available evidence." —Political Science Quarterly

... a fine piece of historical writing." —Soviet Studies

An able and scholarly inquiry into the perplexing abortive Petrograd uprising of June and July 1917... a very interesting view of revolutionary action on the local level." —Foreign Affairs

First published in 1968, this pioneering study of revolutionary events in Petrograd in the summer of 1917 revised the established view of the Bolsheviks as a monolithic party. Rabinowitch documents how the party's pluralistic nature had crucial implications for the outcome of the revolution in October.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Midland Edition

I. The Historical Background
II. The Struggle Begins
III. The Abortive June 10 Demonstration
IV. The Rise of Unrest
V. The July Uprising Begins
VI. The July Uprising: Culmination and Collapse
VII. The July Uprising: Retreat and Reaction
VIII. Conclusion: The Party Divided

Selected Bibliography