The making of the English working class

by E. P. Thompson

Publisher: Penguin in Harmondsworth

Written in English
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  • Labor and laboring classes -- England -- History.

Edition Notes

Reprint of 1968 ed. with a new preface.

Statementby E. P. Thompson.
SeriesPelican Books
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13958009M

  Thompson wrote a doorstop of a book. The first copy of The Making of the English Working Class I read as an year-old is now in a sorry state. Pages are bent, attacked and coloured. My younger self loved this book because it opened a door on a world of courage and failure, loss and consciousness. TY - JOUR. T1 - Radical Book History. T2 - E.P. Thompson and the Making of the English Working Class, Fifty Years On. A2 - Burton, Antoinette MAuthor: Antoinette M Burton, Stephanie Seawell. The Making of the English Working Class is a monster, over pages. But it’s well written and rescued from being just an academic study by the spirit in which it’s done. Thompson aims to rescue the working class men and women he writes about ‘from the enormous condescension of posterity’ (p). The Making of the English Working Class is a good example of those books that sometimes penetrate through the history world and find a general readership. It is sometimes cited by people on the political left as a book that inspired them to become active in politics.

Colley presented her book ''Britons,'' which focuses on the same historical period covered by ''The Making of the English Working Class,'' as ''an attempt to rescue the seeming conformists from the condescension of posterity,'' leaving no doubt which condescending nonconformist historian she had in mind. Buy The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Volume 41 (): Issue 1 (Mar ): Radical Book History: E. P. Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class, Fifty Years On. Guest .   The Making of the English Working Class was instantly recognized as a classic on its publication in and secured his position as one of the leading social historians of his time. Thompson was also an active campaigner and key figure in the ending of the Cold :

  Friedrich Engels. The Condition of the Working Class in England. Preface Introduction 1. The Industrial Proletariat 2. The Great Towns 3. Competition   CBSE Class 12 English Comprehension Passages – Note – Making and Summarising Read the following passages carefully: Passage 1: I remember my childhood as being generally happy and can recall experiencing some of the most carefree times of my life. But I can also remember, even more vividly, moments of being deeply frightened. As a .

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The making of the English working class has doubtless continued to be studied by academics and teachers since those days, but EP Thompson (who was a considerable personal force and a fierce debater) died in and is no longer here to defend his views; and I doubt if the subject matter of the book commands the public attention it once did Cited by: Free download or read online The Making of the English Working Class pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by E.P. Thompson. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this history, non fiction story are,/5.

E. Thompson believed that the English working class was in the making by the s, embedded by the s, central by the s and at the post-industrial crossroads by the s. And because he was a Leavisite as much as he was a Marxist, he stitched his arguments, as far as he could, into the words of the people and their very English writers.

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In The Making of the English Working Class, E. Thompson sets out to rescue the poor stockinger, the Luddite cropper, the obsolete hand-loom weaver, the utopian artisan, and even the deluded follower of Joanna Southcott, from the enormous condescension of posterity/5.

A book that revolutionised our understanding of English social history. 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.5/5(1). Hence, a book longer than it might, under other conditions, have been.

For myself, the work has exactly the right number of words. I'm having to pare down my hard copy collection of books and my 45 year old copy of "The Making of the English Working Class" will have to go to another home, so I'm thankful for this inexpensive electronic version/5(36).

Buy a cheap copy of The Making of the English Working Class book by E.P. Thompson. Thompson's book has been called controversial, but perhaps only because so many have forgotten how explosive England was during the Regency Cited by: The making of the English working class has doubtless continued to be studied by academics and teachers since those days, but EP Thompson (who was a considerable personal force and a fierce debater) died in and is no longer here to defend his views; and I doubt if the subject matter of the book commands the public attention it once did /5(86).

Get this from a library. The making of the English working class. [E P Thompson] -- This account of artisan and working-class society in its formative years, toadds an important dimension to our understanding of the nineteenth century.

E.P. Thompson shows how the working. The Making of the English Working Class() by Edward P. Thompson This book has a clumsy title, but it is one which meets its purpose.

Making, because it is a study in an active process, which owes as much to agency as to conditioning. The working class did not rise like the sun at an appointed time. It was present at its own Size: 43KB. About The Making of the English Working Class.

A seminal text on the history of the working class by one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century.

During the formative years of the Industrial Revolution, English workers and artisans claimed a place in society that would shape the following centuries. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

In part, too, as the white heat of technological change in the s engulfed many ancient English communities, The Making of the English Working Class was an unconscious elegy for a way of life.

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Thompson's "The Making of. 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/5(3K).

E. Thompson&#;s monumental study of the making of the English working class, and the development of its consciousness, during its formative years of to "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/10(26). The Making of the English Working Class. Edward Palmer Thompson. IICA, - Labor - pages. 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 4/5(5). The Making of the English Working Class is a monumental work of ornately carved detail and breathtaking scope all at once.

It took me a good month to read it, and I’m so glad I did. I learned a lot. First was probably this outline of the path Thompson planned to draw. E. Thompson's magnum opus, The Making of the English Working Class defined early twentieth-century English social and economic history, leading many to consider him Britain's greatest postwar historian.

Its publication in was highly controversial in academia, but the work has become a seminal text on the history of the working class. The Common Man as Hero; THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS By E. Thomp­son.

New York: Pantheon Books. $   The Making of the English Working Class is 50 this year, yet it is still widely revered as a canonical work of social history Emma Griffin Wed 6 Mar EST First published on Wed 6 Mar. E.P. Thompson, in full Edward Palmer Thompson, (born Feb.

3, —died Aug. 28,Upper Wick, Worcester, Eng.), British social historian and political The Making of the English Working Class () and other works heavily influenced post-World War II historiography.

Thompson participated in the founding of the British New Left in the s, and in the s. The Making of the English Working Class. Thompson's most influential work was and remains The Making of the English Working Class, published in while he was working at the University of Leeds.

The massive book, over pages, was a watershed in the foundation of the field of social history. By exploring the ordinary cultures of working Alma mater: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Thompson’s monumental The Making of the English Working Class () was arguably the single most significant contribution to working-class history, but it is easy to forget that he was just one part of a larger community of scholars with a shared interest in the emergence and experiences of the working class at the time of the British.

Review: E.P. Thomson's The Making of the English Working Class and F.A. Hayek's Capitalism and the Historians. The making of the English working class, is not a conscious activity by any one group, least of all the working classes themselves. Rather Thompson describes a world changing as new interests and forces come to the fore - in this case the Author: Resolute Reader.

Fifty years since first publication, E. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael Kenny This classic and imaginative account of working-class society in its formative years, torevolutionized our understanding of English social history.5/5(2).

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.E.

P. Thompson's magnum opus, The Making of the English Working Class defined early twentieth-century English social and economic history, leading many to consider him Britain's greatest postwar historian.

Its publication in was highly controversial in academia, but the work has become a seminal text on the history of the working class/5(8).The whole tone of his most celebrated work, The Making of the English Working Class (), which made his reputation, testifies to this.

It was fittingly dedicated to one of these students, and for all its international success it is impossible not to sense that the audience he felt himself to be addressing was a wider one than that of the.