The Spanish Revolution: 1931-39
- New paperback 543 pages.
- Pathfinder Press 2015.
- First published 1973.
- ISBN: 9780873482738.
Spain in the1930s was the last great cauldron of revolution and counter-revolution before the onslaught of World War II. In response to the growing social crisis, and faced with an attack by the forces of international fascism, the Spanish workers and peasants began to seize the factories and the land. But they were led by an uneasy and ill-fated coalition of bourgeois liberals, Stalinists, Anarchists and Socialists, more afraid of the plebeian revolt than the fascist menace. The confrontation that resulted was focused around issues that are still debated today.
This book contains the day-to-day political assessments of the Spanish revolution and civil war by Leon Trotsky.