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Title: Unite, Proletarian Brothers! Radicalism and Revolution in the Spanish Second Republic
Author(s): Kerry, Matthew
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Sponsor: Royal Historical Society
University of Sheffield
Citation: Kerry M (2020) Unite, Proletarian Brothers! Radicalism and Revolution in the Spanish Second Republic. New Historical Perspectives. London: University of London Press.
Issue Date: 2020
Date Deposited: 10-Nov-2020
Publisher: University of London Press
Series/Report no.: New Historical Perspectives
Abstract: In October 1934 the northern Spanish region of Asturias was the scene of the most important outburst of revolution in Europe between the early 1920s and the Spanish Civil War. Thousands of left-wing militants took up arms and fought the Spanish army in the streets of Oviedo while in the rear-guard committees proclaimed a revolutionary dawn. After two weeks, however, the insurrection was crushed and the widespread repression was central to the polarization and fragmentation of Spanish politics prior to the Civil War (1936-9). Weaving together a range of everyday disputes and arenas of conflict, from tenant activism to strikes, boycotts to political violence, Unite, Proletarian Brothers! reveals how local cleavages and conflicts operating within the context of the Spanish Second Republic (1931-6) and interwar Europe explain the origins, development and consequences of the Asturian October. The book sheds new light on the long-debated process of ‘radicalization’ during the Second Republic, as well as the wider questions of protest, revolutionary politics and social and political conflict in interwar Europe.
Rights: This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. More information regarding CC licenses is available at
Type: Book
DOI Link: 10.14296/920.9781912702534
Affiliation: History
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