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Author Zimmerman, Joshua D.

Title Poles, Jews, and the politics of nationality : the Bund and the Polish Socialist Party in late tsarist Russia, 1892-1914 / Joshua D. Zimmerman
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xv, 360 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Industrialization and the rise of the Polish Socialist Party in tsarist Russia, 1892-97 -- The first sproutings of the Jewish socialist movement, 1890-95 -- Into the Polish heartland : the spread of the Jewish movement to Warsaw, 1895-97 -- Organizational breakthrough : the formation of the Jewish Labor Bund, 1897-98 -- Ideological transformation : the turn to a national program, 1899-1901 -- Polish socialism responds : the first years of the PPS Yiddish press, 1898-1902 -- Toward a recognition of Jewish nationality : the PPS and its Jewish section, 1902-04 -- The 1905 revolution in Russia and the transformation of PPS-Bund relations -- From politics to the new Yiddish culture : the Bund in the period of revolutionary defeat, 1907-11 -- The PPS and the Jewish question on the eve of the First World War
Summary The Jewish experience on Polish lands is often viewed backwards through the lens of the Holocaust and the ethnic rivalries that escalated in the period between the two world wars. Critical to the history of Polish-Jewish relations, however, is the period prior to World War I when the emergence of mass electoral politics in Czarist Russia led to the consolidation of modern political parties. Using sources published in Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian, Joshua D. Zimmerman has compiled a full-length English-language study of the relations between the two dominant progressive movements in Russian Poland. He examines the Polish Socialist Party (PPS), which sought social emancipation and equal civil rights for minority nationalities, including Jews, under a democratic Polish republic, and the Jewish Labor Bund, which declared that Jews were a nation distinct from Poles and Russians and advocated cultural autonomy. By 1905, the PPS abandoned its call for Jewish assimilation, and recognized Jews as a separate nationality. Zimmerman demonstrates persuasively that Polish history in Czarist Russia cannot be fully understood without studying the Jewish influence and that Jewish history was equally infused with the Polish influence.--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-348) and index
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Subject Ogólny Żydowski Związek Robotniczy "Bund" w Polsce.
Polska Partia Socjalistyczna
Ogólny Żydowski Związek Robotniczy "Bund" w Polsce.
Polska Partia Socjalistyczna.
Jews -- Poland -- Politics and government
Socialism -- Poland
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Ethnic relations.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Polen (volk)
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1796-1918.
Poland -- Ethnic relations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0299194639