March 9, 2010

On Making of the English Working Class, by E.P. Thompson

A pretty narrow subject with a very exhaustive take on the rising of class consciousness in England between the years 1790 and 1832. Engrossing at times, but also somewhat hard to read. First because it is an academic history from 40 years ago, but mainly because it is so dense and big. This is one of the books that I would want for a Kindle if I was not so anti-Kindle. It hurts the wrist, and as someone who takes a book everywhere I go, it is too big to be portable. This 'small' fact lead to me taking about six months reading the work. I liked it, with qualifications.