Publisher description for Prophecy and politics : socialism, nationalism, and the Russian Jews, 1862-1917 / Jonathan Frankel.

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Counter In the period from 1881 to 1917 socialist movements flourished in every major centre of Russian Jewish life, but, despite common foundations, there was often profound and bitter disagreement between them. This book describes the formation and evolution of these movements, which were at once united by a powerful vision and sundered by the contradictions of practical politics.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Jews Russia Politics and government, Jewish socialists, Labor Zionism, Jews United States Politics and government, Russia Ethnic relations, United States Ethnic relations