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- DescriptionTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'There was thing extraordinary about my childhood or background. And yet I looked in vain for any aspect of my family's story when I went to university to read history, and continued to search fruitlessly for it throughout the next decade. Eventually I realised I would have to write this history myself.' What was it really like to live through the twentieth century? In 1910 three-quarters of the population were working class, but their story has been igred until w. Based on the first-person accounts of servants, factory workers, miners and housewives, award-winning historian Selina Todd reveals an unexpected Britain where cinema audiences shook their fists at footage of Winston Churchill, communities supported strikers and pools winners (like Viv Nicholson) refused to become respectable. Charting the rise of the working class, through two world wars to their fall in Thatcher's Britain and today, Todd tells their story for the first time, in their own words. Uncovering a huge hidden swathe of Britain's past, The People is the vivid history of a revolutionary century and the people who really made Britain great.
- Author BiographySelina Todd is Fellow and Vice Principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford, and a highly respected social historian. Her previous book, Young Women, Work, and Family in England, won the Women's History Network Book Prize.
- Author(s)Selina Todd
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication10/04/2014
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Murray Publishers Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight776 g
- Width164 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine41 mm
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