Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!

Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress, 1920

Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!

The complete record of the Second Congress of the Communist International, newly translated & fully annotated. This gathering, held in Petrograd (Leningrad) & Moscow in 1920, set the new International's political course. The debate among delegates from 37 countries gives a gripping portrayal of social struggles & working-class movements in the era of the Russian revolution. Essential to the documentary record of the international labor movement, this volume is the latest in the acclaimed series THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL IN LENIN'S TIME. It makes available for the first time in English the complete proceedings of the Communist International's first four congresses, held between 1919 & 1922. They are the starting point for any study of the origins of the modern communist movement. "Brings together an excellent choice of important & revealing documents....This collection & the entire series will be important resources for any library of 20th-century history" -Robert V. Daniels, editor, A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF COMMUNISM; Other volumes: *Lenin's Struggle for a Revolutionary International -Documents, 1907-1916: The Preparatory Years. *The German Revolution & the Debate on Soviet Power -Documents, 1918-1919: Preparing the Founding Congress. *Founding the Communist International -Proceedings & Documents of the First Congress: March 1919. *To See the Dawn - Baku, 1920: First Congress of the Peoples of the East.

Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!

Proceedings and Documents of the Second Congress, 1920

Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!

The complete record of the Second Congress of the Communist International, newly translated & fully annotated. This gathering, held in Petrograd (Leningrad) & Moscow in 1920, set the new International's political course. The debate among delegates from 37 countries gives a gripping portrayal of social struggles & working-class movements in the era of the Russian revolution. Essential to the documentary record of the international labor movement, this volume is the latest in the acclaimed series THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL IN LENIN'S TIME. It makes available for the first time in English the complete proceedings of the Communist International's first four congresses, held between 1919 & 1922. They are the starting point for any study of the origins of the modern communist movement. "Brings together an excellent choice of important & revealing documents....This collection & the entire series will be important resources for any library of 20th-century history" -Robert V. Daniels, editor, A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF COMMUNISM; Other volumes: *Lenin's Struggle for a Revolutionary International -Documents, 1907-1916: The Preparatory Years. *The German Revolution & the Debate on Soviet Power -Documents, 1918-1919: Preparing the Founding Congress. *Founding the Communist International -Proceedings & Documents of the First Congress: March 1919. *To See the Dawn - Baku, 1920: First Congress of the Peoples of the East.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

The impact of Communism on the twentieth century was massive, equal to that of the two world wars. Until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, historians knew relatively little about the secretive world of communist states and parties. Since then, the opening of state, party, and diplomatic archives of the former Eastern Bloc has released a flood of new documentation. The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century. In contrast to many histories that concentrate on the Soviet Union, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism is genuinely global in its coverage, paying particular attention to the Chinese Revolution. It is 'global', too, in the sense that the essays seek to integrate history 'from above' and 'from below', to trace the complex mediations between state and society, and to explore the social and cultural as well as the political and economic realities that shaped the lives of citizens fated to live under communist rule. The essays reflect on the similarities and differences between communist states in order to situate them in their socio-political and cultural contexts and to capture their changing nature over time. Where appropriate, they also reflect on how the fortunes of international communism were shaped by the wider economic, political, and cultural forces of the capitalist world. The Handbook provides an informative introduction for those new to the field and a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship for those seeking to deepen their understanding.

Stalin

Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stalin

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. While still building his power base within the Bolshevik dictatorship, he embarks upon the greatest gamble of his political life and the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted: the collectivization of all agriculture and industry across one sixth of the earth. Millions will die, and many more millions will suffer, but the man will push through to the end against all resistance and doubts. Where did such power come from? In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. Through it all, we see Stalin’s unflinching persistence, his sheer force of will—perhaps the ultimate key to understanding his indelible mark on history. Stalin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime’s inner geography of power, bringing to the fore fresh materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin’s psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin’s near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution’s structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin’s momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia. The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017

Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview [4 volumes]

A Global Historical Overview

Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview [4 volumes]

A comprehensive and revealing compilation of essays analyzing the varied dimensions of national identities and nationalisms across world regions and through time. • Over 150 contributors—distinguished international scholars from a wide range of disciplines • Over 100 country essays covering all major world regions from the origins of modern nationalism in the 18th century to the present • Over 40 thematic essays that frame the country studies with discussions of different contexts and central issues in the development of nations and nationalism • Hundreds of photographs and illustrations portraying important persons, monuments, places and artifacts •Over 60 historical and modern maps to help orient the reader • A general index offering access to the entries by different topics, places, and persons

Marxism and Social Movements

Marxism and Social Movements

Marxism and social movements connects these two leading perspectives on popular collective action in a collection of chapters by leading authors in the field discussing theoretical and practical aspects of struggles on six continents over the last 150 years.

Domestic Intelligence Operations for Internal Security Purposes

Hearings Before the Committee on Internal Security, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, February 20, April 1, 2, and 8, and June 4 and 5, 1974

Domestic Intelligence Operations for Internal Security Purposes


Making Europe: The Story of the West, Volume II: Since 1550

Making Europe: The Story of the West, Volume II: Since 1550

Developed by a team of authors who have spent many years making history accessible to a diverse range of readers, each chapter of MAKING EUROPE begins with clear learning objectives and timelines, and continues with an accessible narrative that uses focus questions throughout the text to help all readers understand historical concepts. The Check-In feature and the Test Yourself questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your understanding of the material. The text uses stories of ordinary people and their impact on history, and visually stunning images and maps that make learning history interesting. Available in the following split options: MAKING EUROPE, Second Edition Complete; Since 1300; Volume 1: To 1790; and Volume 2: Since 1550. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

From PKI to the Comintern, 1924-1941

The Apprenticeship of the Malayan Communist Party : Selected Documents and Discussion

From PKI to the Comintern, 1924-1941

A compilation of selected documents that provide rare glimpses into the development, thought, and policies of the early Malaysian Communist Party (MCP).