The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson

The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson

Author:E. P. Thompson [Thompson, E. P.]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Social Science, Social Classes, Social History, History, Business & Economics, Economic History
ISBN: 9780141934891
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
Published: 1964-01-02T00:00:00+00:00

Within two months his opinion had changed. There were three reasons. First, he received reports both of the ‘Black Lamp’ and of secret trade union organization, which were more circumstantial, and in which trade union purposes were inseparably intermingled with rumours of ulterior revolutionary objectives. He was informed that:

… there were three houses at Leeds and three at Wakefield where the committees met – that one of them was expected to be searched some time since, and that their papers were hid under a trapdoor in the floor of the house and amongst the coals; that each member paid 1d. per week to the fund; that there were many committee men made, and that each committee man got ten more… that they carry their weekly pennies to Leeds; that there would be a rising all over the country on the same night, and everything overturned the next morning.


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