Jane Humphries: The Industrial Revolution
20 March 2014
Show More Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution by Emma Griffin.
Yale, 303 pp., £12.99, March 2014, 978 0 300 20525 1Show More
“... autobiographical literature within the dark interpretation without imposing a wilful distortion.’ Working-class memoirs in this quantity seem to be unique to this country, although the historian MaryJoMaynes has identified a smaller group of French and German autobiographies. It is striking, therefore, that contributors to the first wave of ‘history from below’, including E.P. Thompson ...”