The Making of the English Working Class

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This classic account of artisan and working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, adds an important dimension to our understanding of the nineteenth century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation and who yet created a culture and political consciousness of great vitality.
 

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Preface
9
THE LIBERTY TREE
15
Members Unlimited
17
Christian and Apollyon
26
Satans Strongholds
55
The Freeborn Englishman
77
Planting the Liberty Tree
102
THE CURSE OF ADAM
187
Radical Westminster
451
An Army of Redressers
472
The Opaque Society
484
The Laws against Combination
497
Croppers and Stockingers
521
Sherwood Lads
552
By Order of the Trade
575
Demagogues and Martyrs
603

Exploitation
189
The Field Labourers
213
Artisans and Others
234
The Weavers
269
Standards and Experiences
314
Homes
318
Life
322
Childhood
331
The Transforming Power of the Cross
350
The Chiliasm of Despair
375
Community
401
The Rituals of Mutuality
418
The Irish
429
Myriads of Eternity
444
THE WORKINGCLASS PRESENCE
449
Problems of Leadership
607
Hampden Clubs
631
Brandreth and Oliver
649
Peterloo
669
The Cato Street Conspiracy
700
Class Consciousness
711
William Cobbett
746
Carlile Wade and Gast
762
Owenism
779
A Sort of Machine
807
Bibliographical Note
833
Acknowledgements
837
Index
838
Copyright

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A szerzőről (1963)

Thompson is a contemporary neo-Marxist. He has studied especially the development of a working-class consciousness in the early years of the Industrial Revolution.

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