The Jewish revolution in Belorussia: Economy, race, and Bolshevik power

Adam Coman reviews the book by Andrew Sloin "The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power". Andrew Sloin’s “The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia” is an original and illuminating work on the actions, reactions, and fate of the Jewish population in Belorussia, covering the period from the outbreak of the Bolshevik revolution to the outset of the Stalin revolution. The work’s novelty lies in several aspects, the most evident of which is its focus on Jewish workers, artisans, local revolutionaries, “speculators” and petty criminals, and illiterate and semiliterate Jews.