The Making of the English Working Class
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E. P. Thompson's revolutionary 1963 account of working-class life re-created the experiences, ideals, rituals and aspirations of those who had been forgotten by history.

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E. P. Thompson was born in 1924 and read history at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, graduating in 1946. An academic, writer and acclaimed historian, his first major work was a biography of William Morris. The Making of the English Working Class was instantly recognized as a classic on its publication in 1963 and secured his position as one of the leading social historians of his time. Thompson was also a leading figure in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. He died in 1993.

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Thompson's work combines passion and intellect, the gifts of the poet, the narrator and the analyst -- Eric Hobsbawm * Independent *
A dazzling vindication of the lives and aspirations of the then - and now once again - neglected culture of working-class England -- Martin Kettle * Observer *
Superbly readable . . . a moving account of the culture of the self-taught in an age of social and intellectual deprivation -- Asa Briggs * Financial Times *
An event not merely in the writing of English history but in the politics of our century -- Michael Foot * Times Literary Supplement *
The greatest of our socialist historians -- Terry Eagleton * New Statesman *

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