The People

The People

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'There was nothing 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 ignored until now. 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 where 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.The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 Selina Todd. escape thestreets where theirparents lived.In 1957the social scientist D.V. Donnison found that most manual workers, clerks and shop workers moved because they a#39; wanted more rooma#39;. In 1955 ... Mr andMrs Rainford were a a#39;mixed marriagea#39;: she was Protestant, he was Catholic, but their families a#39;never bothered much about religiona#39;.

Title:The People
Author:Selina Todd
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2014-04-10


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