"Justly celebrated as a towering, vivid, historically vital work."--China Mi ville
When the Russian autocracy fell in February 1917, workers across Petrograd took it as a signal to begin democratizing every aspect of their lives, including their working lives. In this classic study, S.A. Smith vividly captures the creation, development, and expansion of the factory councils across the city.
S.A. Smith taught at Essex University, the European University in Florence, was a senior research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and currently teaches at Oxford University. He edits the journal Past and Present.