E. P. Thompson and English Radicalism by Roger Fieldhouse,Richard Taylor

By Roger Fieldhouse,Richard Taylor

This choice of essays marks the 50th anniversary of the book of E. P. Thomspon's most famed booklet, The Making of the English operating classification. It was once a highly-influential paintings which contributed considerably to a revolution within the approach heritage was once studied, not just in Britain yet in lots of nations. rather than viewing historical past exclusively when it comes to kings, courtiers, aristocrats and politicians, historians started to ponder the viewpoint of the typical people.

E. P. Thompson and English radicalism gathers jointly a range of major authors from a various variety of disciplines to severely evaluate not just this pivotal paintings, however the wide selection of his profession, together with his adventure as an grownup educator, author, poet and critic. His involvement within the early New Left, his political theories, his socialist humanism and his idea of sophistication are all interrogated absolutely. Thompson was once additionally a striking and passionate political polemicist, peace campaigner and activist who observed all his public job as complementary components of a unified entire, and this assortment goals to deliver his principles to the eye of a brand new iteration of scholars, students and activists.

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