Ekaterinoslav City in 1905: Workers, Jews, and Violence

  title={Ekaterinoslav City in 1905: Workers, Jews, and Violence},
  author={Gerald D. Surh},
  journal={International Labor and Working-Class History},
  pages={139 - 166}
  • Gerald D. Surh
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Political Science
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
In all the upheaval of 1905 in Russia, one of the most violent and volatile areas was Ekaterinoslav Province, which included Donbass coal miners, militant railroaders, and heavy industrial factory workers in and around the mines, the towns, and the province's capital city. Although protest and upheaval were by no means new to the region, in 1905 the province witnessed not only a chain of strikes, meetings, and demonstrations throughout the year, but one of the largest and most militant armed… 
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