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The Working Class in Britain : 1850-1939, Paperback / softback Book

The Working Class in Britain : 1850-1939 Paperback / softback


Who made up the working class in Britain, who were the ordinary men and women and what were their aspirations?

The first generation of postwar British labour historians tended to be preoccupied with working class activism.

This texts attempts to chart not only this struggle, but to describe and analyse the rich and varied tapestry of working-class history as a whole.

It demonstrates that "class" both existed and mattered although ordinary men and women had diverse lives and lifestyles.

Professor Benson examines work, wages, incomes and the cost of living, family, kinship and community relations and the individual in the context of nation and class.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 232 pages, tables, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781860649028



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