The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson

This book is a comprehensive historical analysis of the formation of the English working class from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century. The author meticulously examines various aspects of society including the Industrial Revolution, the rise of Methodism, and political movements, arguing that the working class was not a byproduct of economic factors alone, but was actively self-formed through struggles over issues like workers' rights and political representation. The book is widely regarded as a seminal text in social history due to its focus on the experiences and agency of ordinary people.

The 555th greatest book of all time


Published
1963
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
800-900
Words
298,000
Original Language
English

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