The Russian Revolution : a view from the third world

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Full Title: The Russian Revolution : a view from the third world / Walter Rodney ; edited and with an introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley and Jesse J. Benjamin ; foreword by Vijay Prashad.
Main Author: Rodney, Walter, (Author)
Other Authors: Kelley, Robin D. G., (Editor)
Prashad, Vijay, (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book           


Summary: "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.
Other Authors: Kelley, Robin D. G., (Editor), Prashad, Vijay, (writer of foreword.)
Language: English
Published: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2018.
Classmark: A947.0841 /748790
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-244) and index.
ISBN: 9781786635303
1786635305