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Russians, Jews, and the pogroms of 1881-1882 / John Doyle Klier.

Author/Creator:
Klier, John.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xxiv, 492 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Jews -- Persecutions -- Russia.
Pogroms -- Russia.
Jews -- Russia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Russia -- Ethnic relations.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rare Judaica Acquisitions Fund.
Contributor:
Rare Judaica Acquisitions Fund.
ISBN:
9780521895484 (hardback)
0521895480 (hardback)
OCLC:
651011992
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