Whigs and hunters the origin of the black act pdf
E.P. Thompson Whigs and Hunters Origin of the Black Act Peregrine BooksE dward Thompson was a remarkable person and a great historian. That does not mean that he was always right or that later generations will always read his works in the same ways. But he was wonderfully creative and original, full of pioneering insights, with his own distinctive style and interpretation. As a result, he became one of the most influential British historians of modern times. Moreover, he was a polymath—a man of letters, political campaigner, polemicist, and theorist as well as student of the past footnote 1 —a remarkable combination that is unique among contemporary historians. Perhaps the closest comparison is with a figure from an earlier generation—R.
Roigin 03, William Shep rated it really liked it. Thompson also shows this same confluence of factors was also tied to tremendously important shifts in class relations underway during the same period. SlideShare Explore Search An. So it was not surprising that his first and last works of history were about English authors who were rebels against the mainstream culture of their day-his studies of the socialist writer and artist William Morris and of the deeply unconventional poet and artist William Blake.
He is probably best known today for his historical work on the radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in particular The Making of the English Working Class Howard Pashman. Sign In. Permissions Icon Permissions.
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