Looking for Primary Source Material for Political Violence in late imperial russia (pre-nicholas II)

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Nov 11 2008 03:35
Looking for Primary Source Material for Political Violence in late imperial russia (pre-nicholas II)

Anyone have any good links? Thinking Zasulich, Nechaev, Narodnaya VOlya publications, etc.

thanks.
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Nov 12 2008 15:48

I just got a book called 'Five Sisters', which is a collection of memoirs from five women who fought against the Tsar in the 1870's.

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Nov 13 2008 21:46

Sergei Stepniak's Underground Russia is good, but unfortunately out of print for the last century or so. You can read parts of it here and here.

akai
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Nov 14 2008 19:57

Can you read Russian?

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Nov 16 2008 02:31

Here is the recommended reading list from the book Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar, ed. by Barbara Engel and Clifford Rosenthal:

Vera Zasulich by Jay Bergman, Stanford Uni. Press
Hidden Springs of the Russian Revolution by Catherine Breshovsky. Stanford
Training the Nihilists: Education and Radicalism in Tsarist Russia by Daniel Brower, Cornell Uni. Press
What Is to Be Done? by Chernyshevsky
The Feminist Movement in Russia, 1900-1917 by Linda Edmondson, Standford Uni. Press
Mothers and Daughters: Women of the Intelligentsia in 19th Century Russia by Barbara Engels
Memoirs of a Revolutionist by Vera Figner
Red Prelude: The Life of Russian Terrorist Zheliabov by David Footman, Cresset Press
Young Russia: the Genesis of Russian Radicalism in the 1860's by Abbott Gleason
Siberia and the Exile System by George Kerman
A Convergence of Lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia: Writer, Scientist, Revolutionary by Ann Koblitz
A Russian Childhood by Sofia Kovalevskaia
Underground Russia and A Female Nihilist by Stepniak
Memoirs of a Revolutionist by Peter Kropotkin
Historical Letters by Peter Lavrov, Univ. of California Press
Sonya Kovalevsky: Her Recollections of Childhood by Anna Leffler
Knowledge and Revolution: The Russian Colony in Zurich 1870-1873 by JM Meijer
Sergei Nechaev by Philip Pomper, Rutgers Univ. Press
Fathers and Daughters by Cathy Porter, Vitago Press
The Family of Imperial Russia ed. by David Rnsel, Univ. of Illnois Press
The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia: Feminism, Nihilism, and Bolshevism by Richard Stites, Princeton Univ. Press
The First Women Russian Physicians by Jeannette Tuve
Roots of Revolution by Franco Venturi
Road to Revolution: A Century of Russian Radicalism by Avtalum Yarmolinsky

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Oct 7 2009 16:37

I never thanked anyone here for helping me with this last year. sorry about that. I did go read a lot of these and they were very helpful. paper deadlines distracted me from following up here. thanks for all your suggestions!
Freddie

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Oct 11 2009 21:01

Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar is pretty good, I'm reading it now.