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All power to the councils! : a documentary history of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, edited and translated by Gabriel Kuhn, (ebook)

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All power to the councils! : a documentary history of the German Revolution of 1918-1919
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All power to the councils!
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a documentary history of the German Revolution of 1918-1919
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edited and translated by Gabriel Kuhn
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eng
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Gabriel Kuhns excellent volume illuminates a profound global revolutionary moment, in which brilliant ideas and debates lit the sky. Marcus Rediker, author of Villains of all Nations and The Slave Ship This remarkable collection, skillfully edited by Gabriel Kuhn, brings to life that most pivotal of revolutions, crackling with the acrid odor of street fighting, insurgent hopes, and ultimately defeat In an era brimming with anticapitalist aspirations, these pages ring with that still unmet revolutionary promise of a better world. I was, I am, I shall be. Sasha Lilley, author of Capital and Its Discontents and coauthor of Catastrophism The German Revolution erupted out of the ashes of World War I, triggered by mutinying sailors refusing to be sacrificed in the final carnage of the war. While the Social Democrats grabbed power, radicals across the country rallied to establish a communist society under the slogan "All Power to the Councils!" The Spartacus League launched an uprising in Berlin, council republics were proclaimed in Bremen and Bavaria, and workers' revolts shook numerous German towns. Yet in an act that would tragically shape the course of history, the Social Democratic government crushed the rebellions with the help of right-wing militias, paving the way for the ill-fated Weimar Republicand ultimately the ascension of the Nazis. This definitive documentary history collects manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German RevolutionRosa Luxemburg, the Revolutionary Stewards, and Gustav Landauer amongst othersintroduced and annotated by the editor. Many documents, such as the anarchist Erich Mhsam's comprehensive account of the Bavarian Council Republic, are presented here in English for the first time. The volume also includes materials from the Red Ruhr Army that repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920 and the communist bandits that roamed Eastern Germany until 1921. All Power to the Councils! provides a dynamic and
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Midwest
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943.0851
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Kuhn, Gabriel
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  • Revolutions
  • Germany
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9781604867374
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All power to the councils! : a documentary history of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, edited and translated by Gabriel Kuhn, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781604867374
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11330256
Specific material designation
remote
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11330256
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MWT11330256
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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