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Analysing the Russian Revolution Third Edition


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PDF Textbook Full Title

  • Analysing the Russian Revolution, 3rd Edition [PDF 34.8Mb]

PDF Textbook Chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 4.1Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Life in the land of the tsars [PDF 5.8Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Oppositions to tsarism: Revolutionary ideas and leaders [PDF 1.4Mb]

  • Chapter 3: Opposition to tsarism: Revolutionary parties [PDF 1.1Mb]

  • Chapter 4: Opposition to tsarism: Popular movements of 1905 [PDF 2.8Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Stabilising tsarism [PDF 1.9Mb]

  • Chapter 6: World at war [PDF 2.2Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Thematic analysis, 1905-17 [PDF 0.8Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Year of revolutions, 1917: The February revolution [PDF 2.1Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Crisis of dual authority [PDF 2.3Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Year of revolutions, 1917: October revolution [PDF 1.4Mb]

  • Chapter 11: Thematic analysis, 1917 [PDF 1.3Mb]

  • Chapter 12: Consolidating power: The first six months [PDF 3.4Mb]

  • Chapter 13: Civil War [PDF 2.8Mb]

  • Chapter 14: Government crises: War Communism and the Kronstadt Uprising [PDF 2.7Mb]

  • Chapter 15: Government response: New Economic Policy, 1921-27 [PDF 1.0Mb]

  • Chapter 16: Communist propoganda [PDF 2.3Mb]

  • Chapter 17: Lenin's final years and legacy [PDF 1.2Mb]

  • Chapter 18: Thematic analysis, 1917-27 [PDF 1.1Mb]

  • Chapter 19: Historical interpretations [PDF 1.7Mb]

  • Chapter 20: The end of the story? [PDF 0.9Mb]

  • Endmatter: Glossary and index [PDF 0.3Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    Russian History Websites

    Chapter 2

    Capitalism and Socialism: Crash Course World History #33
    Marxists Internet Archive

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 6

    How World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

    Chapter 10

    Ten Days That Shook The World : Narrated by Orson Welles (VHS)
    Shostakovich: October

    Chapter 12

    Alexander Kollontai discusses her social reforms (1926)

    Chapter 15

    Lenin speech: The New Economic Policy and the Tasks of the Political Education Departments

    Chapter 16

    Chapter 20

    USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39

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    Teaching plan

    The Russian Revolution: Unit overview chart VCE [Word doc 0.1Mb]


    Richard Malone