"The essays collected in this volume vividly reveal the social and political inspirations that gave rise to a creative upsurge of interest in the history of working people half a century ago . . . . The reshaping of the global economy that has marked the most recent decades has also led to new ways of conceptualizing the working class itself." --David Mongomery, emeritus professor of history, Yale University
About the Author
Joan Allen is an senior lecturer in history and chair of the history department at the University of Newcastle. Alan Campbell is a retired university lecturer, a honorary senior fellow, and a former reader in labor and social history at the University of Liverpool. Eric Hobsbawm is a historian and the author of "Companion of Honour." John McIlroy is a professor of employment relations at Middlesex University.