[Geneva]: Izdanie "Soiuza Russkikh Sotsial'demokratov"; Mr. Rabkine, 1900. 12mo (16 × 11 cm). Original staple-stitched printed self-wrappers; 24 pp. Very good.
A report on labor organizing in Ekaterinoslav (modern day Dnipr, Ukraine), an industrially rich region with a reported “25000 workers” engaged at “7 major factories” at the time of the writing. The report was delivered to the international Socialist congress in Paris in 1900 by the Union of Russian Social Democrats Abroad, a joint Socialist organization founded by Russian political émigrés in Geneva in 1894. The organization was a precursor to the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP), the party of Lenin before its split into Mensheviks and Bolsheviks, with Lenin on the side of the Bolsheviks. The brochure reports on the activities of the Ekaterinoslav branch, providing the history of their organizing starting in 1895, and on the labor movement in the south of the Russian Empire as a whole. It also contains an address to the workers of the region, and a section on the accounts of the organization. The publication was issued by “Rabochee Delo,” a non-periodic journal of the Union of the Russian Socialist Democrats published in Geneva 1899–1902 with B. Krichnevskii and A. Martynov as editors. Scarce in the trade.
Book ID: P6698