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Author Rodney, Walter, author
Title The Russian Revolution : a view from the Third World / Walter Rodney ; introduction by Jesse J. Benjamin and Robin D.G. Kelley ; foreword by Vijay Prashad
Imprint Brooklyn : Verso, [2018]
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 Modern History Library  947.0841 R694    DUE 04-01-21    30550100642873
Descript lxxiii, 258 pages ; 21 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction. An "African perspective" on the Russian Revolution / Robin D. G. Kelley and Jesse J. Benjamin -- The two world views of the Russian Revolution -- The Russian regime and the Soviet Revolution-- Marx, Marxism and the Russian left -- Trotsky as historian of the Russian Revolution -- On the "inevitability" of the Russian Revolution -- On democracy: Lenin, Kautsky and Luxemburg -- Building the socialist state -- The transformation of empire -- The critique of Stalinism
"In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Wherever he was, Rodney was a lightning rod for working-class Black Power organizing. His deportation sparked Jamaica's Rodney Riots in 1968, and his scholarship trained a generation how to approach politics on an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding the Working People's Alliance in Guyana, the thirty-eight-year-old Rodney was assassinated. Walter Rodney's Russian Revolution collects surviving texts from a series of lectures he delivered at the University of Dar es Salaam, an intellectual hub of the independent Third World. It had been his intention to work these into a book, a goal completed posthumously with the editorial aid of Robin D. G. Kelley and Jesse Benjamin. Moving across the historiography of the long Russian Revolution with clarity and insight, Rodney transcends the ideological fault lines of the Cold War. Surveying a broad range of subjects--the Narodniks, social democracy, the October Revolution, civil war, and the challenges of Stalinism--Rodney articulates a distinct viewpoint from the Third World, one that grounds revolutionary theory and history with the people in motion."--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Rodney, Walter, author. Walter Rodney's Russian Revolution Brooklyn : Verso, [2018] 9781786635310 (DLC) 2018024152
Subject Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Rodney, Walter, -- Political and social views
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Historiography
Alt Author Benjamin, Jesse J., writer of introduction
Kelley, Robin D. G., writer of introduction
Prashad, Vijay, writer of foreword
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