The Jewish Revolution In Belorussia: Economy, Race, And Bolshevik Power

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byAndrew Sloin

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Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin's story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how the broader movement was enacted in factories and workshops, workers' clubs and union meetings, and on the Jewish streets of White Russia. The protagonists here are shoemakers, speculators, glassmakers, peddlers, leatherworkers, needleworkers, soldiers, students, and local party operatives who were swept up, willingly or otherwise, into the Bolshevik project. Sloin stresses the fundamental relationship between economy and identity formation as party officials grappled with the Jewish Question in the wake of the revolution.

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Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin's story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how the broader movement was enacted in factories and workshops, workers' clubs and union meetings, and on the Jewish streets of Whi...

Andrew Sloin is Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253024668

ISBN - 13:9780253024664

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Transliteration and Translation
Introduction
Part I - Revolution
1. Making Jews Bolshevik
Part II - Capital and Labor
2. Speculators, Swindlers, and Other Jews: Regulating Trade in Revolutionary White Russia
3. Jewish Proletarians and Proletarian Jews: The Emancipation of Labor in NEP Society
Part III - Political Culture and Nationality
4. From Bolshevik Haskole to Cultural Revolution: Abram Beilin and the Jewish Revolution
5. Bundism and the Nationalities Question
Part IV - The Politics of Crisis
6. The Politics of Crisis: Economy, Ethnicity, and Trotskyism
7. Antisemitism and the Stalin Revolution
Conclusion
Appendix: Tables
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"Readable, well-researched, firmly grounded on existing literature and on primary sources. A welcome addition to recent works on Jewish history in Belarus." -Anna Shternshis, author of Soviet and Kosher