The Making of the English Working Class

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 26, 2002 - History - 960 pages
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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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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

You know how sometimes, reading a book changes one's view of life? Perhaps, it would be more accurate to say that it alters one's perspective. Whichever, this is one of those books. The period covered ... Read full review

THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The title suggests a Fabian and the bulk makes one wary that it's arxian sociology all over again. As one reads, however, all thoughts of sectarian vanish. True Professor Thompson makes a to-do about ... Read full review

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E. P. Thompson was born in 1924. Although never a member of the British academic establishment, he became one of the most influential, and political, historians of the twentieth century.

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