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Title
Russians, Jews, and the pogroms of 1881-1882 Russians, Jews, and the pogroms of 1881-1882
Type
Text
Subject
Jews--Persecutions--Russia.
Pogroms--Russia.
Jews--Russia--Social conditions--19th century.
Russia--Ethnic relations.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
maps
Geographic Coverage
Soviet Union
Classification
LCC: DS134.84 .K55 2011 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 305.892/404709034 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2010031215
Summary
"Anti-Jewish pogroms rocked the Russian Empire in 1881-2, plunging both the Jewish community and the imperial authorities into crisis. Focusing on a wide range of responses to the pogroms, this book offers the most balanced and comprehensive study of the crisis to date. It presents a nuanced account of the diversity of Jewish political reactions and introduces a wealth of new sources covering Russian and other non-Jewish reactions to these events. Seeking to answer the question of what caused the pogroms' outbreak and spread, the book provides a fuller picture of how officials at every level responded to the national emergency and irrevocably lays to rest the myth that the authorities instigated or tolerated the pogroms. This is essential reading not only for Russian and Jewish historians but also for those interested in the study of ethnic violence more generally"--Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: the Russian Empire and its Jews; 1. The pogroms of 1881-2; 2. What was a pogrom?; Part II: 3. Confronting the pogroms; 4. Russian society views the pogroms; 5. The crystallization of prejudice; 6. Prejudice into policy; 7. The pogroms as foreign policy crisis; Part III: 8. Jewish responses to the pogroms; 9. The Jewish press and the emigration crisis; 10. Politics without prophecy; 11. The pogroms as humanitarian crisis; Epilogue: legends of the pogroms.
Authorized Access Point
Klier, John. Russians, Jews, and the pogroms of 1881-1882