History Department

Under the Influence

Working-Class Drinking, Temperance, and Cultural Revolution in Russia, 1895-1932 (Pitt Russian East European)

"In this fascinating study, Kate Transchel shows how Russian workers resisted both Tsarist and Soviet attempts to reform their traditional drinking habits. Like much recent research on early Soviet history, Transchel's pioneering study shows the remarkable resilience of Russian working-class culture despite the colossal and often brutal transformations of the early twentieth century." --David Christian, San Diego State University