This is a book that revolutionised our understanding of English social history. E. P. Thompson shows how the English working class emerged through the degradations of the industrial revolution to create a culture and political consciousness of enormous vitality.
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"Thompson's book has been called controversial, but perhaps only because so many have forgotten how explosive England was during the Regency and the early reign of Victoria. Without any reservation, The Making of the English Working Class is the most important study of those days since the classic work of the Hammonds."--"Commentary
"Mr. Thompson's deeply human imagination and controlled passion help us to recapture the agonies, heroisms and illusions of the working class as it made itself. No one interested in the history of the English people should fail to read his book."--London "Times Literary Supplement
'This is an active, valuing history, and its many clear judgments constitute an important challenge to many kinds of contemporary orthodoxy.' --The Listener
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140136037
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140136037
Book Description Penguin UK, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140136037