The Narodniks in the Russian Revolution, by Francis King, subtitled 'Russia's Socialist-Revolutionaries in 1917 - a documentary history'
Published by The Socialist History Society in 2007, 114 pages. Paperback (S4519)
In March 1917 Tsarism and the Romanov dynasty collapsed and for the first time in the history of the Russian Empire political parties could operate openly....
Political parties could publish and distribute leaflets and newspapers. They could organise meetings and demonstrations, and they could recruit, and by the far the largest and most popular party in 1917 was the Socialist-Revolutionary party, which took its inspiration from the old 'narodnik' (populist) revolutionaries of the 1860's and 1870's
Yet within several months support for the SR was withering away, and the party proved unable to prevent the Bolshevik revolution of October 1917, and once the Bolsheviks were in power the Socialist-Revolutionary party was beaten
This book contains many original documents, letters and articles by, on and about the Socialist-Revolutionaries, and offers a fascinating first hand account of the party, its tactics and its supporters.
Condition of the book is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is an old price printed on the front cover