The making of the English working class

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The making of the English working class (1968, Penguin)

English language

Published Jan. 4, 1968 by Penguin.

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4 stars (1 review)

Thompson turned history on its head by focusing on the political agency of the people, whom historians had treated as anonymous masses.

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4 stars

Awe-inspiring historical writing, in research and reframing of the state of working-class organization, rebellion, and self-awareness in the midst of the English Industrial Revolution. Long, and ultimately worth it: I was particularly engrossed in the discussion of Luddism, of Owenism, and of the ebb and flow of organizations, clubs, and societies throughout these years in creating political counterbalance to the state's alliance with laissez faire ideology.