The Russians in the First International and the Paris Commune
This book, first published in 1979, examines the little-studied forerunners of the Russian revolutionary movement – the Russian section of the First International. It looks at the social democratic and Marxist Russians in the International, as well as examining the complex relations between the terrorist Sergei Nechaev and Marx’s friends, as well as tracing the activities of Michael Bakunin. It also analyses, for the first time in English, the activities of the Russian revolutionaries in the Paris Commune. It integrates early Russian social democracy into the larger context of European socialist and working-class movements.
Table of Contents
1. The Origins of Russian Social Democracy 2. The New Russian Revolutionism 3. The Russians and the International in 1869 4. Sergio Furioso: Nechaev in 1869-70 5. The Russian Section of the International 6. Shifting Revolutionary Currents 7. The Slav Emigrés and the Crisis of 1870 8. The Slavs and the Paris Commune 9. Après-Commune 10. The End of the First International 11. Conclusion