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Making of the English Working Class
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 1, 1966
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394703220
ISBN-10 0394703227
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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. But the capitalist elite did not form the working class—the workers shaped their own creations, developing a shared identity in the process. Despite their lack of power and the indignity forced upon them by the upper classes, the working class emerged as England’s greatest cultural and political force. Crucial to contemporary trends in all aspects of society, at the turn of the nineteenth century, these workers united into the class that we recognize all across the Western world today. 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 1963 was highly controversial in academia, but the work has become one of the most influential social commentaries every written.

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from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 1999); titled "The Making of the English Working Class"
9780844669939 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $37.00
About: "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.
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from Vintage Books (March 1, 1966)
9780394703220 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A seminal text on the history of the working class by one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century.

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