In this book, originally published in 1970, Dr Mendelsohn analyses the nature and condition of the Russian Jewish proletariat. He considers the relationship between the proletarian rank-and-file and the movement’s leadership, placing emphasis on movements of opposition. The study concludes by considering the ultimate value of the Jewish labour movement for its participants, and by assessing its unique position in the context of Russian labour history.
Introduction; 1. The Jewish proletariat; 2. The Socialist confront the workers; 3. The new policy of agitation; 4. The new organisation; 5. The strike movement; 6. On the cultural front; 7. The opposition movements; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.