Not by Bread Alone: Subsistence Riots in Russia during World War I

TitleNot by Bread Alone: Subsistence Riots in Russia during World War I
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsEngel, Barbara Alpern
JournalThe Journal of Modern History
Volume69
Issue4
Pagination696 - 721
Date Published12/1997
Abstract

On October 1, 1915, a market day, a rebellion broke out in the town of Bogo-rodsk. The police quickly appeared on the scene and forced the women away from the shops, but the women simply returned to the town square where they continued to rail against tradespeople, their numbers steadily growing until they reached several thousand people—primarily women and youths, but also workers as well as peasants who had come to the market from nearby villages.In the following days the disorders spread as rioters targeted local grocery shops and purveyers of clothing and other manu-factured goods, but the unrest came to a bloody halt on October 4 when Cos-sack forces arrived and fired into the crowd, killing two people and seriously injuring three more. [ABSTRACT BY AUTHOR]

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/245591
Short TitleThe Journal of Modern History
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