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作者 Burke, David (Historian of intelligence and international relations), author
書名 Russia and the British Left : from the 1848 revolutions to the General Strike / David Burke
出版項 London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2018
國際標準書號 9781788310642 (hbk.)
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 近史所郭廷以圖書館  335.40941 B959    在架上    30550100642857
說明 xiii, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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系列 International library of historical studies ; 110
International library of historical studies ; 110
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-309) and index
The study of native 'Marxisms' in Britain throws light on what many historians have referred to as 'the enemy within'. In this book, David Burke looks at the activities of the Russian political emigre community in Britain, and in particular the role of one Russian-Jewish political family: the Rothsteins. Theodore Rothstein and his son Andrew, along with his sister-in-law Zelda Kahan and her husband, W. P. Coates, together played an important part in the formative years of the Communist Party of Great Britain and were closely monitored by the British secret service. This led to claims that British communism was effectively a Russian creation with Theodore Rothstein acting as the eminence grise; the hidden hand of Moscow controlling the British left-wing movement. In 1920 Theodore Rothstein's activities on the left of the British labour movement assisted the formation of a Communist party in Britain affiliated to the Comintern. Theodore was, soon after, effectively debarred from Britain following a visit to Russia, at which point his clandestine political activities passed to his son, Andrew. This book encompasses two periods. The first looks at the contribution of Theodore Rothstein to British Marxism and the response of the British intelligence services, Special Branch and MI5, to what they regarded as a serious threat to British security. The second part probes Andrew Rothstein's subsequent career, and considers four main events: the formation of the Anglo-Russian Committee in 1924, the Zinoviev Letter, the General Strike of 1926 and the ARCOS Raid of 1927, and concluding with Andrew Rothstein joining his father in Moscow in 1930. With access to recently released documents from MI5, this book sheds new light on the activities of British Marxists against the backdrop of the early twentieth century and brings to life the story of a remarkable family. -- Provided by publisher
主題 Rotshtein, F. A. (Fedor Aronovich), 1871-1953
Rothstein, Andrew, 1898-1994
Communism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
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