Family Networks and the Russian Revolutionary Movement, 1870–1940

Authors: Turton, Katy

  • Examines the place and role of the family in the revolutionary movement in Russia
  • Builds upon the work of the author's previous book Forgotten Lives:The Role of Lenin's Sisters in the Russian Revolution, 1864-1937
  • Explores the persistent inequality of the sexes found in the revolutionary parties before and after the revolution
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This book explores the role played by families in the Russian revolutionary movement and the first decades of the Soviet regime. While revolutionaries were expected to sever all family ties or at the very least put political concerns before personal ones, in practice this was rarely achieved. In the underground, revolutionaries of all stripes, from populists to social-democrats, relied on siblings, spouses, children and parents to help them conduct party tasks, with the appearance of domesticity regularly thwarting police interference. Family networks were also vital when the worst happened and revolutionaries were imprisoned or exiled. After the revolution, these family networks continued to function in the building of the new Soviet regime and amongst the socialist opponents who tried to resist the Bolsheviks. As the Party persecuted its socialist enemies and eventually turned on threats perceived within its ranks, it deliberately included the spouses and relatives of its opponents in an attempt to destroy family networks for good.

About the authors

Katy Turton is a historian of the Russian revolutionary movement, with a particular interest in the role of women. She has worked as a lecturer at the University of York, UK, and Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland, and is the author of Forgotten Lives: The Role of Lenin’s Sisters in the Russian Revolutionary Movement.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Joining the Movement

    Turton, Katy

    Pages 1-30

  • The Underground

    Turton, Katy

    Pages 31-70

  • Prison

    Turton, Katy

    Pages 71-90

  • Exile

    Turton, Katy

    Pages 91-120

  • Consequences: The Bolsheviks After 1917

    Turton, Katy

    Pages 121-149

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-39308-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-39307-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Networks and the Russian Revolutionary Movement, 1870–1940
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39308-0
DOI
10.1057/978-0-230-39308-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39307-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 261
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