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The making of the English working class

Author: E P Thompson
Publisher: London : Penguin, ©1980, (1991 printing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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In this 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E P Thompson
ISBN: 0140136037 9780140136036
OCLC Number: 29894851
Notes: Reprinted with new preface 1980.
Description: 958 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: pt 1 Members unlimited: Christian and Apollyon --
"Satan's strongholds" --
Free-born Englishman --
Planting the liberty tree --
pt. II The curse of Adam: Exploitation --
The field labourers --
Artisans and others --
The weavers --
Standards and experiences --
The transforming power of the Cross --
Community --
Radical Westminster --
An army of Redressers --
Demagogues and Martyrs --
Class consciousness.
Responsibility: E.P. Thompson.

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Shows how the English working class emerged through the degradations of the industrial revolution to create a culture and political consciousness of enormous vitality.  Read more...

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