The Resource Behind the front lines of the civil war : political parties and social movements in Russia, 1918-1922, Vladimir N. Brovkin

Behind the front lines of the civil war : political parties and social movements in Russia, 1918-1922, Vladimir N. Brovkin

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Behind the front lines of the civil war : political parties and social movements in Russia, 1918-1922
Title
Behind the front lines of the civil war
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political parties and social movements in Russia, 1918-1922
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Vladimir N. Brovkin
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Language
eng
Summary
Countering the powerful myth that the civil war in Russia was largely between the "Whites" and the "Reds," Vladimir Brovkin views the struggle as a multifaceted social and political process. Brovkin focuses not so much on armies and governments as on the interaction of state institutions, political parties, and social movements on both Red and White territories. In the process, he exposes tbe weaknesses of the various warring factions in a Russia plagued by strikes, mutinies, desertion, and rebellions. The Whites benefited from popular resistance to the Reds, and the Reds, from resistance to the Whites. In Brovkin's view, neither regime enjoyed popular support. Pacification campaigns, mass shooting, deportations, artillery shelling of villages, and terror were the essence of the conflict, and when the Whites were defeated, the war against the Greens, the peasant rebels, went on. Drawing on a remarkable array of previously untapped sources, Brovkin convicts the early Bolsheviks of crimes similar to those later committed by Stalin. What emerges "behind the front lines" is a picture of how diverse forces - Cossacks, Ukrainians, Greens, Mensheviks, and SRs, as well as Whites and Bolsheviks - created the tragic victory of a party that had no majority support. This book has important contemporary implications as the world again asks an old question: Can Russian statehood prevail over local, regional, and national identities? Vladimir N. Brovkin is Associate Professor of History at Harvard University
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Brovkin, Vladimir N
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index present
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DK265
LC item number
.B697 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Sowjetunion
  • Sowjetunion
  • Politieke partijen
  • Sociale bewegingen
  • Politieke partijen
  • Sociale bewegingen
  • Soziale Bewegung
  • Partei
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Behind the front lines of the civil war : political parties and social movements in Russia, 1918-1922, Vladimir N. Brovkin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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txt
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Contents
  • The Civil War and the Communist Myth. Western Myths. Historical Approaches. The Road to Civil War -- 1. The "New Course" That Failed (December 1918-April 1919). Causes of Legalization. Legalization of the Opposition Parties. Lenin and Martov. Menshevik Policy Proposals. Legalization of the PSR. Debate on the Cheka. The End of the "New Course" -- 2. On the Internal Front: Enemies among the Workers. Strikes in Moscow. Strikes in Petrograd. Trouble in the Provinces. Strikes in Sormovo and Tver. Rebellions and Mutinies in Orel Province. The Astrakhan Tragedy -- 3. The White Tide. The White Tide in the East. Red Terror in the Urals. Peasant Rebellions on the Volga. The Whites' Breakthrough in the South. Decossackization. Makhno, Grigoriev, Zelenvi, and Others. Peasant Attitudes in Ukraine. Red Army Soldiers' Attitudes. The Three Blows to the Reds. Red Terror in Ukraine -- 4. On the Internal Front: The Greens. The Historical Setting. Policies of the Bolshevik Government. Requisition Detachments
  • Local Government in the Countryside. Peasant Attitudes. The Greens. The Greens Organization and Tactics. Bolshevik Antidesertion Measures. Peasant Uprisings -- 5. What Is to Be Done? Soviet Parties Face the Challenge of the Whites. The Menshevik Assessment of the Situation. The Right Mensheviks. The SRs and the White Threat. Fighting on All the Fronts -- 6. The Red Tide. Collapse of the Whites in the East. Collapse of the Whites in the South. The Fragmentation of Society -- 7. The End of Legal Opposition. The Mensheviks' New Platform. Successes and Perils. The Left SR Factions. The Balancing Act Breaks Down: The Affair with the British Delegation. Other Foreign Delegations. The Cheka Assault on the Opposition Parties -- 8. Workers under Militarized Labor. Theater of the Absurd. The Militarization of Labor. The Workers' Economic Situation. Workers' Responses. Elections. Strikes -- 9. The Green Tide. Bolshevik Intentions. Razverstka and Other Obligations. The Collection of Tribute
  • Informal, Invisible Peasant Government. Peasant Perceptions. Peasant Resistance: Central Russia -- 10. The Peasant War in Ukraine and Cossack Lands. Bolshevik Agrarian Policy in Ukraine. Occupation Policies in the Don Host and Kuban. Peasant Rebels: Ukraine. Don and Kuban Resistance. Subjugation. A Reign of Red Terror in Kuban -- 11. Sovietization of the Countryside: Tambov, Saratov, Tobolsk. Tambov. Lower Volga. The Urals and Siberia. Suppression -- Epilogue: Regime in Crisis, 1921 -- Conclusion: Identity, Allegiance, and Participation in the Russian Civil War. Chronology of the Civil War. External and Internal Fronts. The White Movement. The Kadets. The Party of Socialist Revolutionaries. The Mensheviks. The Bolsheviks. The Greens. Scope of the Peasant War. Character of the Peasant War. Military Victory. Who Won? Who Lost? Legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 455 pages
Isbn
9780691032788
Lccn
93005299
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)28338236
  • (OCoLC)ocm28338236
Label
Behind the front lines of the civil war : political parties and social movements in Russia, 1918-1922, Vladimir N. Brovkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Civil War and the Communist Myth. Western Myths. Historical Approaches. The Road to Civil War -- 1. The "New Course" That Failed (December 1918-April 1919). Causes of Legalization. Legalization of the Opposition Parties. Lenin and Martov. Menshevik Policy Proposals. Legalization of the PSR. Debate on the Cheka. The End of the "New Course" -- 2. On the Internal Front: Enemies among the Workers. Strikes in Moscow. Strikes in Petrograd. Trouble in the Provinces. Strikes in Sormovo and Tver. Rebellions and Mutinies in Orel Province. The Astrakhan Tragedy -- 3. The White Tide. The White Tide in the East. Red Terror in the Urals. Peasant Rebellions on the Volga. The Whites' Breakthrough in the South. Decossackization. Makhno, Grigoriev, Zelenvi, and Others. Peasant Attitudes in Ukraine. Red Army Soldiers' Attitudes. The Three Blows to the Reds. Red Terror in Ukraine -- 4. On the Internal Front: The Greens. The Historical Setting. Policies of the Bolshevik Government. Requisition Detachments
  • Local Government in the Countryside. Peasant Attitudes. The Greens. The Greens Organization and Tactics. Bolshevik Antidesertion Measures. Peasant Uprisings -- 5. What Is to Be Done? Soviet Parties Face the Challenge of the Whites. The Menshevik Assessment of the Situation. The Right Mensheviks. The SRs and the White Threat. Fighting on All the Fronts -- 6. The Red Tide. Collapse of the Whites in the East. Collapse of the Whites in the South. The Fragmentation of Society -- 7. The End of Legal Opposition. The Mensheviks' New Platform. Successes and Perils. The Left SR Factions. The Balancing Act Breaks Down: The Affair with the British Delegation. Other Foreign Delegations. The Cheka Assault on the Opposition Parties -- 8. Workers under Militarized Labor. Theater of the Absurd. The Militarization of Labor. The Workers' Economic Situation. Workers' Responses. Elections. Strikes -- 9. The Green Tide. Bolshevik Intentions. Razverstka and Other Obligations. The Collection of Tribute
  • Informal, Invisible Peasant Government. Peasant Perceptions. Peasant Resistance: Central Russia -- 10. The Peasant War in Ukraine and Cossack Lands. Bolshevik Agrarian Policy in Ukraine. Occupation Policies in the Don Host and Kuban. Peasant Rebels: Ukraine. Don and Kuban Resistance. Subjugation. A Reign of Red Terror in Kuban -- 11. Sovietization of the Countryside: Tambov, Saratov, Tobolsk. Tambov. Lower Volga. The Urals and Siberia. Suppression -- Epilogue: Regime in Crisis, 1921 -- Conclusion: Identity, Allegiance, and Participation in the Russian Civil War. Chronology of the Civil War. External and Internal Fronts. The White Movement. The Kadets. The Party of Socialist Revolutionaries. The Mensheviks. The Bolsheviks. The Greens. Scope of the Peasant War. Character of the Peasant War. Military Victory. Who Won? Who Lost? Legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 455 pages
Isbn
9780691032788
Lccn
93005299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28338236
  • (OCoLC)ocm28338236

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