Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Keith Flett on EP Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class

 Cover of 'The Making of the English Working Class: Fifty Years On'

Anyone looking at the sheer length and range of the book today must surely wonder how Thompson managed to write such an epic volume, particularly in an age when all research notes were at best bashed out on a typewriter. Indeed the scale of his achievement, 50 years on, is marked by the reality that there has never been a successor or updating volume from another historian...

Full article here, from this month's Socialist Review.  Incidentally, am not sure actually how much involvement EPT actually had in the CP Historians' Group, which Keith mentions, as I think EPT saw himself more as a writer rather than a historian at this point in his life.... 

Edited to add: Another one day Conference on The Making at Anglia Ruskin University on 11 May 2013

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