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The making of the English working class

Author: E P Thompson
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013. ©2013
Series: Penguin modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this classic account of the formative years of working-class society in England, E. P. Thompson shows how the working-class took part in its own making and recreates the whole life experience of people who created a culture of great vitality.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E P Thompson
ISBN: 9780141976952 0141976950 9780141934891 0141934891
OCLC Number: 855196861
Notes: Previous edition: London: Gollancz, 1980.
This edition with new introduction by Michael Kenny.
Description: x, 958 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Part one: the liberty tree: Members unlimited --
Christian and Apollyon --
'Satan's strongholds' --
The free-born Englishman --
Planting the liberty tree --
Part two: The curse of Adam: Exploitation --
The field labourers --
Artisans and others --
The weavers --
Standards and experiences: Goods --
Homes --
Life --
Childhood --
The transforming power of the cross: Moral machinery --
The chiliasm of despair --
Community: Leisure and personal relations --
The rituals of mutuality --
The Irish --
Myriads of eternity --
Part three: the working-class presence: Radical Westminster --
An army of redressers: The black lamp --
The opaque society --
The laws against combination --
Croppers and stockingers --
The Sherwood lads --
By order of the trade --
Demagogues and martyrs: Disaffection --
Problems of leadership --
The Hampden Clubs --
Brandreth and Oliver --
Peterloo --
The Cato Street conspiracy --
Class consciousness: The radical culture --
William Cobbett --
Carlile, Wade and Gast --
Owenism --
'A sort of machine'.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics.
Responsibility: E.P. Thompson.

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