The Lower Orders (Some Books)

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Oxford World's Classics) by Robert Tressell
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  "Robert Tressels masterpiece and the most popular novel of the 20th century Labour movement."
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Live Working or Die Fighting: How The Working Class Went Global
2.  Live Working or Die Fighting: How The Working Class Went Global by Paul Mason
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  "Paul Masons accessible account of episodes in the Labour struggle over the years and across the continents."
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The Making of the English Working Class (Penguin History)
3.  The Making of the English Working Class (Penguin History) by E. P. Thompson
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  "E.P.Thompson details and reflects on the formation of Working Class Political Culture in England between 1780-1830.  A book of genius."
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The Condition of the Working Class in England
4.  The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels
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  "Engels account of the life of the Working Classes in early 19th century England."
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A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Modern Classics)
5.  A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Modern Classics) by Barry Hines
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  "The story of a working class lad who has only the prospect of the mines until . . . . .Ken Loach's film of this is excellent as well."
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London Labour and the London Poor: Selection (Classics)
6.  London Labour and the London Poor: Selection (Classics) by Henry Mayhew
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  "An abridged collection of writing by Henry Mayhew regarding the poor and working poor of mid 19th century London."
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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (Yale Nota Bene)
7.  The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (Yale Nota Bene) by Jonathan Rose
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  "Comprehensive look at the cultural life of the working classes up to the 1960's.  An enthralling work."
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Homage to Catalonia (Penguin Modern Classics)
8.  Homage to Catalonia (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
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  "Orwells account of the revolution and war in Spain during the Civil War.  His best book."
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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (Penguin History)
9.  The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (Penguin History) by C L R James
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  "C.L.R. James classic work on the Slave revolt on Haiti."
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Mutiny: Highland Regiments in Revolt, 1743-1804
10.  Mutiny: Highland Regiments in Revolt, 1743-1804 by John Prebble
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  "Revolting lower orders from the Scottish highlands.  Prebble narrates several accounts of Mutiny in this fascinating book."
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How Late It Was How Late (Vintage Booker)
11.  How Late It Was How Late (Vintage Booker) by James Kelman
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  "Sammy's had a bad week, his wallet's gone, along with his new shoes, he's been arrested then beaten up by the police and thrown out on the street and he's just gone blind.  Kelman demotic masterwork."
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The Vote: How it Was Won, and How it Was Undermined
12.  The Vote: How it Was Won, and How it Was Undermined by Paul Foot
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  "The lower orders and the fight for Democracy in Britain by the late Paul Foot."
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Fifth Estate: Britain's Unions in the Modern World
13.  Fifth Estate: Britain's Unions in the Modern World by Robert Taylor
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  "Good general history of Trade Unions from the perspective of 1980."
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The General Strike
14.  The General Strike by Margaret Morris
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  "Solid and interesting account of the 1926 General Strike with additional essays reflecting local experiences."
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The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin History)
15.  The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin History) by Christopher Hill
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  "The lower orders get up to some creative mischief during the revolutionary decades.  Hills magnus opus."
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The Enemy within: Thatcher's Secret War Against the Miners
16.  The Enemy within: Thatcher's Secret War Against the Miners by Seumas Milne
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  "Brilliant account of the collision between the Miners, the Thatcherite State and its security services."
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The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century
17.  The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century by Peter Linebaugh
The list author says:
  "Peter Linebaugh erudite and scholarly account of the lifes of those hanged in 18th Century London.  The lower orders hanging high!"
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The Highland Clearances
18.  The Highland Clearances by John Prebble
The list author says:
  "Sold down the river and across the Atlantic by their so called leaders, a brilliant account of the Highland clearances."
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Consider the Lilies
19.  Consider the Lilies by Iain Crichton-Smith
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  "A novel of the experience of an old widow in the Highlands at the time of the clearances.  Heart-breaking."
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Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture
20.  Customs in Common: Studies in Traditional Popular Culture by E.P. Thompson
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  "E.P.Thompson again with a look at the customs of the lower orders during the 17th and 18th century.  Fascinating reading."
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Hard Travellin' : The Story of the Migrant Worker
21.  Hard Travellin' : The Story of the Migrant Worker by Kenneth Allsop
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  "A beautifully constructed account of life for the homeless lower orders in early 20th century United States."
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United We Stand: A History of Britain's Trade Unions
22.  United We Stand: A History of Britain's Trade Unions by Alastair J. Reid
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  "Interesting history of trade unions from the vantage point of 2005."
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Witness to War: American Doctor in El Salvador
23.  Witness to War: American Doctor in El Salvador by Charles Clements
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  "The lower orders in 1980's El Salvador go loco and start their own revolution.  An amazing witness account from an American Doctor on the scene."
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Liberty Against the Law
24.  Liberty Against the Law by Christopher Hill
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  "Late work from the late great Christopher Hill.  The lower orders in revolt in 17th century England."
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The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century
25.  The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century by Robert Roberts
The list author says:
  "Working class life in the slums of late 19th and early 20th century Salford.  A classic work."
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