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Politics and Protest

This is a selection of classic and recent work from an enormous field of study. Please send suggestions for addition to Helen Rogers ([email protected]).

August, Andrew. ‘A Culture of Consolation?:  Rethinking Politics in Working-Class London, 1870-1914.’ Historical Research, 74: 184 (2001): 193-219.

Beaven, Brad. Leisure, Citizenship and Working-Class Men in Britain, 1850-1914 Manchester: Manchester UP, 2005

Bevir, Mark. The Making of British Socialism. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2011.

Clark, Anna. The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Fintan Lane, Donal Ó Drisceoil. Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830–1945. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Foster, John. “The Aristocracy of Labour and Working-Class Consciousness Revisited” Labour History Review 75.3 (2010) 245 – 262. DOI: 10.1179/174581810X12833520558436

Haywood, Ian. The Revolution in Popular Literature: Print, Politics, and the People 1790-1860 Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004

Liddington, Jill and Jill Norris. One Hand Tied Behind Us:  The Rise of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. London: Virago, 1978

Joyce, Patrick. Democratic Subjects: The Self and the Social in Nineteenth Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994

McKibbin, Ross. ‘Why Was There No Marxism in Great Britain?’, , Vol. 99, No. 391 (Apr., 1984), pp. 297-331 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/568982

McKibbin, Ross. The Ideologies of Class: Social Relations in Britain, 1880-1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

McWilliam, Rohan. Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century England. London: Routledge, 1998.

Rosenman, Ellen Bayuk. ‘Rudeness, Slang, and Obscenity: Working-Class Politics in London Labour and the London Poor in Victorian Vulgarity: Taste in Verbal and Visual Culture ed. by Susan David Bernstein and Elsie B. Michie. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009

Scott, Gillian. Feminism and the Politics of Working Women: The Cooperative Women’s Guild, 1880s to the Second World War. London. UCL UP, 1998

Stedman Jones, Gareth. ‘Working-Class Culture and Working-Class Politics in London, 1870-1900; Notes on the Remaking of a Working Class’, , Vol. 7, No. 4 (Summer, 1974), pp. 460-508 Stable URL:

Stedman Jones, Gareth. Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History, 1832-1982, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983)

Thompson, E.P. The Making of the English Working Class. London: Victor Gollancz, 1963

Taylor, Barbara. Eve and the New Jerusalem. Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century. London: Virago, 1983.

Thomas, Michael and Jennifer Grimmet. Women and Protest 1800-1850. London: Croom Helm, 1976.

Yeo, Eileen Janes. ‘Will the Real Mary Lovett Please Stand Up? Chartism, Gender and Autobiography.’ Eds. Malcolm Chase and Ian Dyck. Living and Learning. Essays in Honour of J.F.C. Harrison. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1996. 163-81.

Vincent, David ed. Testaments of Radicalism London: Europa, 1977




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