New Book

Leaflets of the Russian Revolution: Socialist Organizing in 1917

24th Dec 2018

Leaflets of the Russian Revolution: Socialist Organizing in 1917 (Chicago: Haymarket Books, November 2018), edited and translated by Barbara C. Allen, includes “new translations of the most important documents from socialist parties, soviets, and worker militias in Petrograd during 1917. When workers and peasants rose up across Russia and smashed the centuries old Tsarist autocracy their actions reverberated across the world, and continue to inspire activists to this day. This carefully assembled and expertly translated collection of documents from the Petrograd socialist movement in 1917 provides contemporary readers with a firsthand glimpse into the revolutionary ferment as it unfolds. In Leaflets of the Russian Revolution, Barbara Allen selects and introduces the pamphlets and other agitational material that give life to the debates, disagreements and perspectives that animated the masses during the revolution.” See

Allen is the author of Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik, published in Brill’s Historical Materialism Series in 2015 and by Haymarket Books in paperback in 2016.