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The Lena Goldfields Massacre and the Crisis of the Late Tsarist State

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In 1912 a thin line of Russian soldiers, confronted by a large crowd of gold miners on strike for several weeks, reacted with fear and anger. At their officersand#8217; orders, they opened fire, shooting five hundred unarmed protestors. The event reverberated across Russia.

The Lena goldfields massacre can be viewed from several distinct viewpoints, each presenting a contrasting story. Author Michael Melancon avoids prematurely picking a and#147;rightand#8221; way of looking at the massacre. Instead, he explores all aspects of the incident, from the despair of the miners at the poor conditions they faced, to the calculations and priorities of the mining entrepreneurs and state officials, and even the rationale of the soldiers who pulled the triggers.

The Lena Goldfields Massacre and the Crisis of the Late Tsarist State will appeal to anyone interested in labor relations, in revolutionary movements, and in transitions associated with modernization. Its comparative framework will be helpful for generalists and Europeanists. It will also provide food for thought for those who seek a carefully researched examination of Russian society during the early twentieth century.

About the Author

Michael Melancon, who received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, is a professor of history at Auburn University.

Table of Contents

Introduction — The early history of Lena gold mining — Modern Lena gold mining, Lenzoto, and the workers, 1861-1912 — The history of worker unrest in the Lena region, 1842-1912 — The Lena Goldfields strike and shooting — Politics, the strike committee, and competing discourses — Unexpected consensus in Russian society — Conclusion — Appendix 1: Selected items from Lenzoto work contract for 1911-12 — Appendix 2: Selected items from "our demands," submitted to Lenzoto, 3 March 1912.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603445511
Publisher:
Texas AandM University Press
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Melancon, Michael
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
World
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on Eastern Europe
Publication Date:
20060127
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 bandw photos., 3 maps., 11 tables.
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Engineering » Civil Engineering » Geology and Mining
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General

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