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Voices of the Paris Commune

Abidor, Mitchell ed.
Publisher:  PM Press
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  128pp   ISBN:  978-1-62963-100-4
Resource Type:  Book

The Paris Commune of 1871 has been the subject of numerous interpretations. Voices of the Paris Commune contains a selection of eyewitness accounts providing a fascinating range of opinions on this historic event.


Publisher's Description: The Paris Commune of 1871, the first instance of a working-class seizure of power, has been subject to countless interpretations; reviled by its enemies as a murderous bacchanalia of the unwashed while praised by supporters as an exemplar of proletarian anarchism in action. As both a successful model to be imitated and as a devastating failure to be avoided. All of the interpretations are tendentious. Historians view the working class’s three-month rule through their own prism, distant in time and space. Voices of the Paris Commune takes a different tack. In this book only those who were present in the spring of 1871, who lived through and participated in the Commune, are heard.

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