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Histories of a Radical Book
E. P. Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class
Edited by Antoinette Burton and Stephanie Fortado
128 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-328-8 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (November 2020)
ISBN 978-1-78920-470-4 $27.95/£22.95 Pb Not Yet Published (November 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-472-8 eBook Not Yet Published
For better or worse, E.P. Thompson’s monumental book The Making of the English Working Class has played an essential role in shaping the intellectual lives of generations of readers since its original publication in 1963. This collected volume explores the complex impact of Thompson’s book, both as an intellectual project and material object, relating it to the social and cultural history of the book form itself—an enduring artifact of English history.
Antoinette Burton is the Swanlund Professor and Chair in the Department of History at the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, and director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
Stephanie Fortado is a lecturer in the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, and former executive director of the Illinois Labor History Society.
Subject: General Cultural Studies
Area: Northern Europe
Introduction: Radical Book History: E. P. Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class
Chapter 1. Making and Unmaking the Working Class: E. P. Thompson and the “New Labor History” in the United States
James R. Barrett
Chapter 2. History from Down Under: E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class and Australia
Chapter 3. The Ecology of Class: Revolution, Weaponized Nature, and the Making of Campesino Consciousness
Christopher R. Boyer
Chapter 4. Worst Conceivable Form: Race, Global Capital, and The Making of the English Working Class
Chapter 5. Race, Antiracism, and the Place of Blackness in the Making and Remaking of the English Working Class
Chapter 6. E. P. Thompson and the Kitchen Sink or Feeling from Below, c. 1963
Chapter 7. South African Remains: E. P. Thompson, Biko, and the Limits of The Making of the English Working Class
Chapter 8. Talking History: E. P. Thompson, C. L. R. James, and the Afterlives of Internationalism
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