The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. Second Edition

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An intellectual history of the British working classes from the pre-industrial era to the 20th century, drawn from workers' memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and other sources. What books did people read? How did they educate themselves? What did they know? While labor historians typically look at aspects like workplace conditions, trade unions, housing, health, family structure, wages, gender, race, Rose goes in a different direction and asks about the culture of the laboring classes. There are lots of charts and scholarly information, and also moving examples of ordinary people acting on their curiosity, as we do. LIKE NEW. Yale University Press. 2010. Paper. USED. $12.00