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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Contents

Preface
9
THE LIBERTY TREE
15
Christian and Apollyon
26
Satans Strongholds
55
The Freeborn Englishman
77
Planting the Liberty Tree
102
THE CURSE OF ADAM
187
Artisans and Others
234
Sherwood Lads
552
By Order of the Trade
575
Demagogues and Martyrs
603
Problems of Leadership
607
Hampden Clubs
631
Brandreth and Oliver
649
Peterloo
669
The Cato Street Conspiracy
700

The Weavers
269
Goods
314
The Transforming Power of the Cross
350
THE WORKINGCLASS PRESENCE
449
Radical Westminster
451
An Army of Redressers
472
The Opaque Society
484
The Laws against Combination
497
Croppers and Stockingers
517
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
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