by Jonathan Rose - £14.99 Yale University Press (2021)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780300257847 | ISBN 10: 0300257848
This is a landmark intellectual history of Britain's working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century.
Drawing on workers' memoirs, social surveys, library registers, and more, Jonathan Rose uncovers which books people read, how they educated themselves, and what they knew.
A new preface addresses the continuing relevance of the book amidst the upheavals of the present day.
(Price & availability last checked: June 2021)