Red Petrograd

Book Name : Red Petrograd_x000D_
Revolution in the Factories, 1917–1918

By by S. A. Smith

Sub Title : Revolution in the Factories, 1917–1918

Written by : by S. A. Smith

Subject Category : Economics

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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. Cambridge University Press; March 1985 ISBN 9780511867989 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Red Petrograd Author: S. A. Smith Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > By region or country Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic growth, development, planning History > Europe Business > Industries History > World History > Military > World War II ISBNs 0511867980 9780521316187 9780511867989 In The Press ' … The problem of workers' control in Russia is an essential element of the 1917 revolution, and as such has occupied generations of scholars … Smith's book, as a local study based on factory level sources (archives, newspapers, union journals) successfully cuts through the view from the top to describe what workers' control was about in Petrograd factories.' Social History

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - By region or country Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Economic growth, development, planning History - Europe Business - Industries History - World History - Military - World War II

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0511867980 - 9780521316187 - 9780511867989

In The Press:

' … The problem of workers' control in Russia is an essential element of the 1917 revolution, and as such has occupied generations of scholars … Smith's book, as a local study based on factory level sources (archives, newspapers, union journals) successfully cuts through the view from the top to describe what workers' control was about in Petrograd factories.' Social History

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Cambridge University Press

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