The Growth of Working Class Reformism in Mid-Victorian England
by Kirk, Neville
Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1985. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with gilt spine titles, 14 by 22 cm, xiii 369 pp. Near fine hardcover in a very good jacket with sun fading on the spine panel. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. The post-chartist period saw an easing of class tensions and the growth of a reformist working class. Using evidence based upon the cotton districts of Northwest England, the author shows that enhanced socio-political stability owed much to economic re-stabilization. This book examines new and neglected areas of investigation, including the interplay between class and ethnicity and the institutional and sociological roots of reformism, and brings fresh evidence to bear upon more familiar areas of debate, such as trends in living standards. A materialist explanation of reformism instability is propounded. Central importance is attached to the notion of an increasingly fragmented working class operating in a secure economic system which offered enhanced scope for class maneuver and labor's advancement. The working class did not become Incorporated, collaborationist, or deferential. The frequency of class struggle and continued working class independence could not, however, conceal the fact that the broad features of the system has been accepted. Piecemeal advancement became the order of the day. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers.
(Inventory #: 2207)
books-on-books, art, African art and ritual, bookplates (ex libris), poetry, radical social movements, punks, mods and skins, scooters and motorcycles, bicycles and cycling, experimental music, and more.
Shipping & Return Policies
We strive for full customer satisfaction and offer a 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.