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Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Mary McAuley

Abstract

This is a study of Petrograd in the period immediately following the Russian Revolution. Formerly the imperial capital St. Petersburg, in the years after 1917 Petrograd became a revolutionary citadel. This political and social history throws into relief the interplay of factors that contributed to the formation of the new Soviet state. A detailed account of life in the city provides new insights into the progress of the Russian Revolution and the establishment, in 1921, of the Leninist political order. The book is based on a wide array of original sources, including newspapers, pamphlets, post ... More

Keywords: Russian Revolution, St. Petersburg, political history, social history, Soviet state, Leninist political order, post-Revolutionary Petrograd, violence, unemployment, civic justice, bread rations, Bolshevik

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198219828
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary McAuley, author
St Hilda's College, Oxford

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