The Bolshevik Revolution

The Bolshevik Revolution

by Sylvia Engdahl

Hardcover(Library Binding)



This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title explores the events of the Bolshevik Revolution, issues surrounding Bolshevik support or oppression of the working class, and the impact of Bolshevism on Russia and the world. Personal narratives from people who experienced the revolution are i; Using primary and secondary sources, each volume provides background information on a significant event in modern world history, presents the controversies surrounding the event, and offers first-person narratives from people who lived through or were imp

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763638
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Series: Perspectives on Modern World History Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

World Map 9

Chapter 1 Historical Background on the Bolshevik Revolution

1 An Overview of the Bolshevik Revolution 13

2 World War I Was Among the Main Causes of the Bolshevik Revolution Hugh Jebson 21

3 The United States Must Not Recognize the Bolshevik Government of Russia: New York Times 28

4 The Bolsheviks Have Suppressed All Opposition and Will Lead Russia to Ruin: The Times 36

5 The Bolsheviks Took Over Siberia with Violence and Brutality John A. Embry 42

6 The Former Czar and His Entire Family Were Imprisoned and Then Murdered Robert Wilton 52

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding the Bolshevik Revolution

1 The Triumph of the Bolsheviks Represents the Desire of the Workers John Reed 63

2 The Bolsheviks Are Hated by the Workers and Retain Power Only by Force Inna Rakitnikov 70

3 Americans Do Not Understand the True Meaning of Bolshevism Emma Goldman 78

4 The Bolsheviks Suppress All Opposition from Working-Class People: C.E.B. 89

5 Russia Is Establishing a Great Democracy That Will Lead the World Fred P. Haggard 98

6 The Bolsheviks Are a Threat to the World and the Allies Should Step in to Defeat Them John Pollock 108

7 The Russian People Are Aware That Bolshevism Is Destroying Their Country Catherine Breshkovskaya 115

8 The Bolshevik Goal of Spreading Revolution Throughout the World Is Unlikely to Succeed: New York Times 127

9 The Situation in Russia Continued to Worsen Until the Collapse of the Soviet Union Richard M. Ebeling 138

10 Bolshevik Revolution: National Disaster or Midwife of History? Boris Kaimakov 145

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 A Leader of the Bolshevik Revolutionaries Describes Their Takeover of the Winter Palace Nikolai Podvoisky 151

2 A Diary Shows Life in a Russian Town During the Early Days of Bolshevik Rule: Anonymous 158

3 The Commander of the Russian Women's Battalion Tells About the Disbanding of Her Unit Maria Botchkareva 166

4 An American-Born Russian Princess Describes Her Escape from Bolshevik Violence Julia Grant Cantacuzène 177

5 A British Socialist Describes Her Doubts About the Bolsheviks' Actions in Russia Ethel Snowden 187

Glossary 194

Chronology 197

For Further Reading 202

Index 206

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