Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution: Mob Justice and Police in Petrograd

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780674972063: Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution: Mob Justice and Police in Petrograd
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Russians from all walks of life poured into the streets of the imperial capital after the February Revolution of 1917, joyously celebrating the end of Tsar Nicholas II's monarchy. One year later, with Lenin's Bolsheviks now in power, Petrograd's deserted streets presented a very different scene. No celebrations marked the Revolution's anniversary. Amid widespread civil strife and lawlessness, a fearful citizenry stayed out of sight. In Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa offers a new perspective on Russia's revolutionary year through the lens of violent crime and its devastating effect on ordinary people. When the Provisional Government assumed power after Nicholas II's abdication, it set about instituting liberal reforms, including eliminating the tsar's regular police. But dissolving this much-hated yet efficient police force and replacing it with a new municipal police led rapidly to the breakdown of order and services. Amid the chaos, crime flourished. Gangs of criminals, deserters, and hooligans brazenly roamed the streets. Mass prison escapes became common. And vigilantism spread widely as ordinary citizens felt compelled to take the law into their own hands, often meting out mob justice on suspected wrongdoers. The Bolsheviks swept into power in the October Revolution but had no practical plans to reestablish order. As crime continued to escalate and violent alcohol riots almost drowned the revolutionary regime, they redefined it as "counterrevolutionary activity," to be dealt with by the secret police, whose harshly repressive, extralegal means of enforcement helped pave the way for a Communist dictatorship.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

This book makes a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the Russian Revolution by revealing the violent, chaotic lived experience of the revolution in the capital city. In a narrative full of colorful characters and stories, Hasegawa gives us a street-level view of the collapse of state authority that cleared the way for the Bolshevik seizure of power.--Eric Lohr, American University

Hasegawa addresses the very important, largely ignored thus far, role of crime and the breakdown of social order and public safety. In doing so he changes the way we think and write about the Russian Revolution, making this one of the more original things I have seen in a very long time.--Rex Wade, George Mason University

Hasegawa is one of our leading historians of the February Revolution...[He] makes a strong case that the catastrophic social breakdown, most especially the violent crime that pervaded life in Petrograd after the collapse of the monarchy, 'served as a stepping-stone toward the creation of the pervasive instrument of terror that became an integral part of the Communist dictatorship.'--Joshua Rubenstein"New York Times Book Review" (10/22/2017)

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution offers a street-level analysis of the chaos that engulfed the Russian capital in 1917...The mob in Hasegawa's account is no mere bit player on the revolutionary stage of 1917 but a primal agent of social transformation.--Daniel Beer"Times Literary Supplement" (12/19/2017)

[A] compelling book.--Robert Levgold"Foreign Affairs" (03/01/2018)

An innovative study that's about more than its title would suggest. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa shows how the social breakdown that followed the February Revolution triggered a surge in crime that the provisional government could not reverse.-- (09/29/2017)

Detail[s] meticulously the social history of crime in Petrograd in the months between the February Revolution and the October Revolution, the latter of which would see the rise of the Bolsheviks. Hasegawa's book is a great reminder of the ways in which revolutionary fervor often betrays its own cause and makes life worse for those caught in the crosswinds...Hasegawa's book is essential reading.-- (12/18/2017)

About the Author:

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 29314554-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 20.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Russians from all walks of life poured into the streets of the imperial capital after the February Revolution of 1917, joyously celebrating the end of Tsar Nicholas II's monarchy. One year later, with Lenin's Bolsheviks now in power, Petrograd's deserted streets presented a very different scene. No celebrations marked the Revolution's anniversary. Amid widespread civil strife and lawlessness, a fearful citizenry stayed out of sight.In Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa offers a new perspective on Russia's revolutionary year through the lens of violent crime and its devastating effect on ordinary people. When the Provisional Government assumed power after Nicholas II's abdication, it set about instituting liberal reforms, including eliminating the tsar's regular police. But dissolving this much-hated yet efficient police force and replacing it with a new municipal police led rapidly to the breakdown of order and services. Amid the chaos, crime flourished. Gangs of criminals, deserters, and hooligans brazenly roamed the streets. Mass prison escapes became common. And vigilantism spread widely as ordinary citizens felt compelled to take the law into their own hands, often meting out mob justice on suspected wrongdoers.The Bolsheviks swept into power in the October Revolution but had no practical plans to reestablish order. As crime continued to escalate and violent alcohol riots almost drowned the revolutionary regime, they redefined it as "counterrevolutionary activity," to be dealt with by the secret police, whose harshly repressive, extralegal means of enforcement helped pave the way for a Communist dictatorship. Seller Inventory # AAC9780674972063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Russians from all walks of life poured into the streets of the imperial capital after the February Revolution of 1917, joyously celebrating the end of Tsar Nicholas II's monarchy. One year later, with Lenin's Bolsheviks now in power, Petrograd's deserted streets presented a very different scene. No celebrations marked the Revolution's anniversary. Amid widespread civil strife and lawlessness, a fearful citizenry stayed out of sight.In Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa offers a new perspective on Russia's revolutionary year through the lens of violent crime and its devastating effect on ordinary people. When the Provisional Government assumed power after Nicholas II's abdication, it set about instituting liberal reforms, including eliminating the tsar's regular police. But dissolving this much-hated yet efficient police force and replacing it with a new municipal police led rapidly to the breakdown of order and services. Amid the chaos, crime flourished. Gangs of criminals, deserters, and hooligans brazenly roamed the streets. Mass prison escapes became common. And vigilantism spread widely as ordinary citizens felt compelled to take the law into their own hands, often meting out mob justice on suspected wrongdoers.The Bolsheviks swept into power in the October Revolution but had no practical plans to reestablish order. As crime continued to escalate and violent alcohol riots almost drowned the revolutionary regime, they redefined it as "counterrevolutionary activity," to be dealt with by the secret police, whose harshly repressive, extralegal means of enforcement helped pave the way for a Communist dictatorship. Seller Inventory # BZV9780674972063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 25.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Published by Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Harvard Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3918848

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 25.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Published by Harvard University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2017. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WH-9780674972063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 26.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (author)
Published by Harvard 2017-10-27, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Harvard 2017-10-27, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2017. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780674972063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 21.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. Russians from all walks of life poured into the streets of the imperial capital after the February Revolution of 1917, joyously celebrating the end of Tsar Nicholas II's monarchy. One year.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 330 pages. 0.580. Seller Inventory # 9780674972063

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 26.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi.
Published by Belknap Press, Cambridge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Belknap Press, Cambridge, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. 368 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. RUSSIA. Russians from all walks of life poured into the streets of the imperial capital after the February Revolution of 1917, joyously celebrating the end of Tsar Nicholas II's monarchy. One year later, with Lenin's Bolsheviks now in power, Petrograd's deserted streets presented a very different scene. No celebrations marked the Revolution's anniversary. Amid widespread civil strife and lawlessness, a fearful citizenry stayed out of sight. In Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa offers a new perspective on Russia's revolutionary year through the lens of violent crime and its devastating effect on ordinary people. When the Provisional Government assumed power after Nicholas II's abdication, it set about instituting liberal reforms, including eliminating the tsar's regular police. But dissolving this much-hated yet efficient police force and replacing it with a new municipal police led rapidly to the breakdown of order and services. Amid the chaos, crime flourished. Gangs of criminals, deserters, and hooligans brazenly roamed the streets. Mass prison escapes became common. And vigilantism spread widely as ordinary citizens felt compelled to take the law into their own hands, often meting out mob justice on suspected wrongdoers. The Bolsheviks swept into power in the October Revolution but had no practical plans to reestablish order. As crime continued to escalate and violent alcohol riots almost drowned the revolutionary regime, they redefined it as "counterrevolutionary activity," to be dealt with by the secret police, whose harshly repressive, extralegal means of enforcement helped pave the way for a Communist dictatorship. 368 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 10 halftones, 2 maps, 5 charts, 1 table. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "An innovative study that's about more than its title would suggest. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa shows how the social breakdown that followed the February Revolution triggered a surge in crime that the provisional government could not reverse."—Andrew Stuttaford, The Wall Street Journal "Hasegawa is one of our leading historians of the February Revolution… [He] makes a strong case that the catastrophic social breakdown, most especially the violent crime that pervaded life in Petrograd after the collapse of the monarchy, 'served as a stepping-stone toward the creation of the pervasive instrument of terror that became an integral part of the Communist dictatorship.'" Joshua Rubenstein, The New York Times Book Review "Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's Crime and Punishment in the Russian Revolution offers a street-level analysis of the chaos that engulfed the Russian capital in 1917… The mob in Hasegawa's account is no mere bit player on the revolutionary stage of 1917 but a primal agent of social transformation." —Daniel Beer, The Times Literary Supplement "Detail[s] meticulously the social history of crime in Petrograd in the months between the February Revolution and the October Revolution, the latter of which would see the rise of the Bolsheviks. Hasegawa's book is a great reminder of the ways in which revolutionary fervor often betrays its own cause and makes life worse for those caught in the crosswinds… Hasegawa's book is essential reading."—Jerrod A. Laber, American Conservative "[A] compelling book."—Robert Levgold, Foreign Affairs "This book makes a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the Russian Revolution by revealing the violent, chaotic lived experience of the revolution in the capital city. In a narrative full of colorful characters and stories, Hasegawa gives us a street-level view of the collapse of state authority that cleared the way for the Bolshevik seizure of power."—Eric Lohr, American University "Hasegawa addresses the very important, largely ignored thus far, role of crime and the breakdown of social order and public safety. In doing. book. Seller Inventory # 92252X1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 24.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi
Published by Harvard University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0005289793

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 19.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 12.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

HASEGAWA, TSUYOSHI
Published by Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674972066 ISBN 13: 9780674972063
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Harvard University Press. Couverture rigide. Condition: Neuf. Seller Inventory # 8131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 25.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 8.12
From France to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book