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The people : the rise and fall of the working class

Author: Selina Todd
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood or background. And yet I looked in vain for any aspect of my family's story when I went to university to read history, and continued to search fruitlessly for it throughout the next decade. Eventually I realised I would have to write this history myself.' What was it really like to live through the twentieth century? In 1910 three-quarters of the population were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Selina Todd
ISBN: 9781848548824 1848548826
OCLC Number: 898155925
Notes: Afterword by the author, © 2015.
Awards: Short-listed for The Paddy Power Political Book Awards 2014 (UK)
Description: 502 pages : 16 pages of plates ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Selina Todd.

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The twentieth century experienced by over 75% of Britons had little to do with the one we've been taught. The People tells OUR story for the first time.  Read more...

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Writing the experiences of these forgotten groups into the history of class is overdue. Not only does Todd bust a few myths in the process . . . but she opens up new vistas on the social history of Read more...

 
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