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All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918?1919

Author Name    Kuhn, Gabriel

Title   All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918?1919

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   New

Publisher    PM Press

ISBN Number    1604861118 / 9781604861112

Seller ID   PM0000196

1604861118 The defeat in World War I and the subsequent end of the Kaiserreich threw Germany into turmoil. While the Social Democrats grabbed power, radicals across the country rallied to establish a socialist society under the slogan "All Power to the Councils!" The Spartacus League staged an uprising in Berlin, council republics were proclaimed in Bremen and Bavaria, and workers' revolts shook numerous German towns. The rebellions were crushed by the Social Democratic government with the help of right-wing militias like the notorious Free Corps. This paved the way to a dysfunctional Weimar Republic that witnessed the rise of the National Socialist movement. The documentary history presented here collects manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German Revolution, introduced and annotated by the editor. Many documents, like the anarchist Erich Mühsam's comprehensive account of the Bavarian Council Republic, are made available in English for the first time. The volume also includes appendixes portraying the Red Ruhr Army that repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920, and the communist bandits that roamed Eastern Germany until 1921. All Power to the Councils! provides a dynamic and vivid picture of a time with long-lasting effects for world history. A time that was both encouraging and tragic.

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"Gabriel Kuhn's excellent volume illuminates a profound global revolutionary moment, in which brilliant ideas and debates lit the sky."
--Marcus Rediker, author of Villains of all Nations and The Slave Ship "This remarkable collection, skillfully edited by Gabriel Kuhn, brings to life that most pivotal of revolutions, crackling with the acrid odor of street fighting, insurgent hopes, and ultimately defeat... In an era brimming with anticapitalist aspirations, these pages ring with that still unmet revolutionary promise of a better world: I was, I am, I shall be."
--Sasha Lilley, author of Capital and Its Discontents and coauthor of Catastrophism The German Revolution erupted out of the ashes of World War I, triggered by mutinying sailors refusing to be sacrificed in the final carnage of the war. While the Social Democrats grabbed power, radicals across the country rallied to establish a communist society under the slogan "All Power to the Councils " The Spartacus League launched an uprising in Berlin, council republics were proclaimed in Bremen and Bavaria, and workers' revolts shook numerous German towns. Yet in an act that would tragically shape the course of history, the Social Democratic government crushed the rebellions with the help of right-wing militias, paving the way for the ill-fated Weimar Republic--and ultimately the ascension of the Nazis.This definitive documentary history collects manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German Revolution--Rosa Luxemburg, the Revolutionary Stewards, and Gustav Landauer amongst others--introduced and annotated by the editor. Many documents, such as the anarchist Erich Muhsam's comprehensive account of the Bavarian Council Republic, are presented here in English for the first time. The volume also includes materials from the Red Ruhr Army that repelled the reactionary Kapp Putsch in 1920 and the communist bandits that roamed Eastern Germany until 1921. All Power to the Councils provides a dynamic and vivid picture of a time of great hope and devastating betrayal. "Drawing on newly uncovered material through pioneering archival historical research, Gabriel Kuhn's powerful book on the German workers' councils movement is essential reading to understanding the way forward for democratic worker control today."
--Immanuel Ness, Graduate Center for Worker Education, Brooklyn College "An indispensable resource on a world-historic event."
--Lucien van der Walt, Rhodes University, South Africa

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