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The making of the English working class

Author: E P Thompson
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1964, ©1963.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This account of artisan and working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, adds an important dimension to our understanding of the nineteenth century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation and who yet created a culture and political consciousness of great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E P Thompson
ISBN: 0394703227 9780394703220
OCLC Number: 178185
Description: 848 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by E.P. Thompson.

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This account of artisan and working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, adds an important dimension to our understanding of the nineteenth century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation and who yet created a culture and political consciousness of great vitality.

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