Other relevant events we have heard about
■ The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic. A conference to be held at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 14-15 October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Information here.
■ If you have stuff you want us to include, let us know at socialhistories1917[at]gmail.com.
Books about the Russian revolution that are free to download
(Yes, that’s the same guy who wrote Swallows and Amazons. He covered the Russian civil war as a journalist.)
Six Weeks in Russia in 1919, by Arthur Ransome. Downloadable free in various formats.
The Crisis in 1921, by Arthur Ransome. Downloadable free in various formats.
There are articles on Ransome’s involvement with revolutionary Russia in The Guardian hereand in The Independent here. And there’s a page linking to a couple of other things by Ransome at the Marxists Internet Archive here.
(another journalist – less well known than Ransome – who visited early Soviet Russia)
Albert Rhys Williams
(An American labour activist who was in Russia during the revolution)
Through the Russian Revolution, by Albert Rhys Williams, 1921