Studies in the history of labour
by E. J. Hobsbawm
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1965, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, ex-library, cancelled stamp and tape residue to front flyleaf, stamp to title page, stamp and stickers to back flyleaf, dustjacket has edge wear and shelf wear, some small tears to edges, a couple of pages have lines marked in margins (see photographs)
'The topics covered in this book can be divided into four broad groups; studies of labour conditions up to the middle of the nineteenth century; studies in the 'new trade unionism' of 1889-1914; studies in the late nineteenth-century revival of Socialism in Britain; and more general topics covering a wider chronological span. The common factor in this wide-ranging work is that, unlike much other work of labour history, it concentrates on the working classes as such, and on the economic and technical conditions which allowed labour movements to be effective or which prevented their effectiveness.'