The Russian Revolution explores the events leading up to Lenin and the Bolsheviks' assumption of power. Students examine the political and economic conditions that led to the fall of the Tsar and explore the competing political ideologies in revolutionary-era Russia.
Online Resources from the Choices Program
Bring university scholars into your classrooms with video featuring top scholars answering specific question in his or her field of expertise.
Volga Barge Haulers(Image for Projection)
Resources for Day One: Peasant Life
Complete Political Platforms cir. 1905 b
Resources for Day Two: Understanding the Political Parties
Note: These party platforms are available on the Durham University website but have been collected here and reformatted to make them easier to read.
"Nationality Groups in Russia around 1900"
Daniel Field, Professor of History, Emeritus, Syracuse University
Documents of the Russian Revolution at the University of East Anglia
Also a wide selection of links. Contains a valuable statement on the pitfalls of web-based research
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
An excellent collection of primary sources (including documents, images, audio, video) from the Soviet era.
Chamberlin, William Henry. The Russian Revolution, 1917-1921 (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1935). 2 volumes.
Figes, Orlando. A People’s Tragedy; The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 (New York: Penguin Putnam, 1996). 923 pages.
Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994). 200 pages.
Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Structure of Soviet History: Essay and Documents (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003). 573 pages.
Ulam, Adam. The Bolsheviks (New York: MacMillan, 1965). 598 pages.