Title

One Hundred Years since October

SMC Author

Susan Weissman

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Politics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Publication Title

LABOR Studies in Working-Class History

Description/Abstract

The Russian Revolution of October 1917 opened up a new historical epoch and was greeted with enthusiasm by workers around the world. Never before had workers come close to winning power, though many participated in political life in the social democratic parties of Western Europe. Now, suddenly, in Russia, revolution was an actuality, not simply a hope or a threat, as a huge country broke from international capitalism. It is almost impossible to imagine today the intoxicating power of that moment: Victor Serge described it as one where “life is beginning anew, where conscious will, intelligence, and an inexorable love of mankind are in action.”1

DOI

10.1215/15476715-3921263

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

11

Last Page

16

Disciplines

Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Original Citation

Weissman, Susan. “One Hundred Years since October.” Labor-Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 14(3), 11-16. September 2017. DOI: 10.1215/15476715-3921263.

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