The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. ThompsonThis account of artisan & working-class society in its formative years, 1780-1832, adds an important dimension to our understanding of the 19th century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making & recreates the whole life experience of people who suffered loss of status & freedom, who underwent degradation & who yet created a culture & political consciousness of great vitality.
Thompsons book has been called controversial, but perhaps only because so many have forgotten how explosive England was during the Regency & 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 Thompsons deeply human imagination & controlled passion help us to recapture the agonies, heroisms & 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.--Times Literary Supplement
The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson
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Thompson's monumental study of the making of the English working class, and the development of its consciousness, during its formative years of to Cheers, although it was hieronymous' posting of the preface that reminded me I had this floating around. Tried to convert it in Calibre and then read it on a kindle, but its double-paged, so all mixed up waaaah! Interesting article about informal workplace organising, management tactics and suggestions for workers to build power on the job. The libcom library contains nearly 20, articles. If it's your first time on the site, or you're looking for something specific, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Thompson , a ' New Left ' historian. It was published in revised by Victor Gollancz Ltd , and later republished by Pelican, becoming an early Open University set book. It concentrates on English artisan and working class society "in its formative years to The work was on the 30th place on the Modern Library Board's Best Nonfiction books of the 20th century. Thompson attempts to add a humanist element to social history, being critical of those who turn the people of the working class into an inhuman statistical bloc. These people were not just the victims of history: Thompson displays them as being in control of their own making. Thompson makes great effort to recreate the life-experience of the working class es , which is what often marks it out as such an extremely influential work.