The making of the English working class
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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Working class -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

Statementby E. P. Thompson
SeriesA Vintage book, V-322
The Physical Object
Pagination848 p. ;
Number of Pages848
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16334040M

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