Bojcun explores the social democratic workers’ movement in the Ukrainian provinces of the Russian Empire and its impact on the course of the 1917 Revolution. The focus here is on the Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian parties, the sections of the labour movement they built, the national inequality and oppression that they confronted and the political solutions they pursued. This study traces the workers’ movement from its inception through to the First World War, the outbreak of revolution in 1917, formation of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the country’s descent in 1918 into civil war and foreign interventions.
Marko Bojcun, BA, M.Litt. PhD (York, Canada, 1985), is a (retired) university lecturer and journalist. His publications include
Towards a Political Economy of Ukraine: Selected Essays 1990-2015 (Ibidem, 2019) and
The Chernobyl Disaster (The Hogarth Press, 1988).
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State Power and the Development of Capitalism
The Working Class
Social Democracy and the National Question
February to October 1917
November 1917: Attempts at Reconciliation
December: The Failure of Reconciliation
The First Treaty of Brest Litovsk
Battles for Kyiv
Kyiv under Bolshevik Rule
The Pogroms in March and April 1918
Resistance to the Austro-German Occupation
Last Days of the Rada
All interested in the 1917 Revolution, relations between Ukrainians, Jews and Russians, and how labour and socialist movements have addressed the national question.