In this Book

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In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by adopting many of the forms of political and social behavior generally associated with urban proletarians.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. 1. A Theoretical Debate, a Political Struggle
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. 2. Economy and Society in the Southwest
  2. pp. 35-81
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  1. 3. A Strike Movement-Demands and Tactics
  2. pp. 82-132
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  1. 4. A Peasant Movement-Patterns and Participants
  2. pp. 133-168
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  1. 5. The Consequences of the Prussian Path
  2. pp. 169-178
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. Bibliographical Note
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. Index of Sources
  2. pp. 185-188
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 189-195
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501707681
Related ISBN
9780801494734
MARC Record
OCLC
610469853
Pages
216
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-23
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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