Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson, E. P. Thompson | | 9780394703220 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Making of the English Working Class

Making of the English Working Class

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by E.P. Thompson, E. P. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0394703227

ISBN-13: 9780394703220

Pub. Date: 02/28/1966

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

"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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394703220
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1966
Pages:
848
Sales rank:
415,639
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.49(d)

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This is book is a true classic. It combines a deep and thoughtful study of the period in question. Its also witty and humourous, and at times deeply moving. Particular stand out chapters include the story of the Luddities ('an army of redressers') and his analysis of the financial and material circumstance of those dispossed by the industrial revolution. History can be many things. Thompson prooves that it can be passionate and moving, as well as deeply thought provoking.