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World Bolshevism

by Iulii Martov, translated by Paul Kellogg & Mariya Melentyeva
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 18
  • Grade: 12
tagged: revolutionary

Beginning in 1903, the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was divided into opposing sections, one led by Vladimir Lenin, the other by Iulii Martov. Until 1917, both Lenin and Martov were equally prominent figures in Russian politics. Martov, an anti-war socialist intellectual from a Jewish background, wrote prolifically for a number of importan …

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Magnificent Fight

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

by Dennis Lewycky
edition: eBook
tagged: revolutionary, post-confederation (1867-), labor & industrial relations

 

In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked away from their jobs, shutting down large factories, forcing businesses to close and bringing major industries to a halt. Mounted police and hired security, at the behest of the ruling class, violently ended the protest after six weeks. Two men were killed. What started as trade union revolt, the Winnipe …

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The Arthur Papers

Volume 3 (April 1840-June 1850)

edited by Charles R. Sanderson
edition: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), revolutionary, constitutional, history & theory

The papers of Sir George Arthur are important to historical research in several countries. For this reason they have been divided. The Canadian papers were considered of such importance that the Toronto Public Library Board of Trustees, assisted by the generosity of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the University of Toronto Press, has under …

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Impulse to Act

A New Anthropology of Resistance and Social Justice

edited by Othon Alexandrakis, contributions by Jessica Greenberg; Eirine Avramapoulou; Irene Peano; James D. Faubion; Neni Panourgia; Tania Ahmad; Cymene Howe; Petra Rethmann; John Postill; Marianne Maeckelbergh; Alex Khasnabish & Athanasiou Athena
edition: Paperback
tagged: revolutionary, civics & citizenship, cultural

What drives people to take to the streets in protest? What is their connection to other activists and how does that change over time? How do seemingly spontaneous activist movements emerge, endure, and evolve, especially when they lack a leader and concrete agenda? How does one analyze a changing political movement immersed in contingency? Impulse …

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Egypt beyond Tahrir Square

contributions by Bessma Momani; Eid Mohamed; Hesham Genidy; Mohammed el-Naway; Sahar Aziz; Justine Salam; Maissaa Almustafa; Ismail Alexandrani; Isaac Friesen; Dina Rashed; Dalia F. Fahmy; Mohamad Hamas Elmasry; Shereen Abouelnaga; Mohammad Fadel & Mai Mogib Mosad
edition: Hardcover
tagged: egypt, revolutionary, comparative politics

On January 25, 2011, the world's eyes were on Egypt's Tahrir Square as millions of people poured into the city center to call for the resignation of president Hosni Mubarak. Since then, few scholars or journalists have been given the opportunity to reflect on the nationwide moment of transformation and the hope that was embodied by the Egyptian Rev …

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The Legacies of Fear

Law and Politics in Quebec in the Era of the French Revolution

by F. Murray Greenwood
edition: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), 18th century, revolutionary, legal history, social history

Many people assume that a French-English cleavage has always existed and historians have been uncertain as to just how it unfolded. This book provides the answer. Greenwood re-creates a Quebec in which trust between French and English Canadians was an early casualty of the execution of Louis XVI and the descent of the French Revolution through terr …

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Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799

by Vincenzo Cuoco, edited by Bruce Haddock & Filippo Sabetti, translated by David Gibbons
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: history & theory, italy, 19th century, revolutionary

Deeply influenced by Enlightenment writers from Naples and France, Vincenzo Cuoco (1770–1823) was forced into exile for his involvement in the failed Neapolitan revolution of 1799. Living in Milan, he wrote what became one of the nineteenth century’s most important treatises on political revolution.

In his Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revo …

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