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Law and Disorder on the Narova River: The Kreenholm Strike of 1872
Reginald Zelnik uses a single episode—a militant strike at the Kreenholm factory, Europe's largest textile plant—to explore the broad historical moment. In examining this crucial event of Russian history he sheds fresh light on local power relations, high politics in St. Petersburg, controversies over the rule of law, and the origins of the Russian labor movement. Zelnik s ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by University of California Press
(first published May 2nd 1995)
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Zelnik retells the story of perhaps the last major 19th century Russian labor struggle that was not either led or influenced by the Left Intelligentsia. The Kreenholn strikers were in the process of developing a consciousness as the negotiated changing conceptions of legality, autonomy, autocracy and rights.