Propaganda in Revolutionary Ukraine: Leaflets, Pamphlets, and Cartoons, 1917–1922
Propaganda in Revolutionary Ukraine is a survey of domestic government and party printed propaganda in revolutionary Ukraine. It is the first account in English to study these materials using an illustrative sample of printed texts and to assess their impact based on secret police and agitator situation reports.
The book surveys texts published by the Central Rada, the Ukrainian State, the Ukrainian National Republic, the Ukrainian Socialist Revolutionary Party, the Ukrainian Social Democratic and Labour Party, the Independentists, Ukrainian Communist Party (UCP), Ukraine’s Bolshevik Party (CPU), and anti-Bolshevik warlords. It includes 46 reproductions and describes the infrastructure that underlay the production and dissemination of printed text propaganda. The author argues that in the war of words neither Ukrainian failures nor Bolshevik success should be exaggerated. Each side managed to sway opinion in its favour in specific places at specific times.
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- Page Count: 304 pages
- Dimensions: 6.2in x 1.2in x 9.1in
"Propaganda in Revolutionary Ukraine contains descriptions and analysis of propaganda released by various Ukrainian governments, including the Soviet ones. Presenting and analyzing what the belligerents wanted to tell to a wider audience adds substantially to our understanding of the revolutionary period. It is also an important source publication."
Johannes Remy, Department of History, University of Helsinki
"One of the very few works on Ukraine in this period, Propaganda in Revolutionary Ukraine will be of interest to those specializing in the history of Ukraine in the period 1917–1921, but will find a broader audience among historians of the revolutions and wars in the former Russian Empire."
Christopher Gilley, Library Archives and Special Collections, Durham University
Author InformationStephen Velychenko is Senior Research Fellow at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto. He is the author of State Building in Revolutionary Ukraine and Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red.
Table of contents
1. Message and Medium
2. The Central Rada and the Ukrainian State
3. The UNR, Warlords (Otamans), and Radical Socialists
4. The Bolsheviks
Appendix: Estimated Press Runs and Per Capita Distribution of Bolshevik Publications
Subjects and Courses