The Central Workers' Circle of St. Petersburg, 1889-1894: A Case Study of the "Workers' Intelligentsia" (RLE: The Russian Revolution, Volume 11)

October 29, 2020
The Central Workers' Circle of St. Petersburg, 1889-1894: A Case Study of the

First published in 1987 by Garland Publishers, Inc.This edition first published in 2017Filling an important gap in a neglected area of Russian history,namely the 1880s and early 1890s, this volume, originally publishedin 1987, examines the labour movement from the perspective of thepoliticized workers themselves. It examines not only theirattitudes toward student intellectuals but also toward the rank andfile workers, as well as themselves. These attitudes are essentialto understand the extent and the focus of the 'workersintelligentsia's' political and cultural activities.The period the book focusses on was one of relative labour calmwhilst at the same time being a period of rapid industrialdevelopment. St. Petersburg was chosen because it was the largestcity and also the locale of Russia's most technologically advancedindustries.