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The Origins of Modern English Society
In this classic text of social history, Harold Perkin explores the emergence of a new form of class society in Victorian England, which differed radically from early modern society.
ebook, 488 pages
Published July 13th 1972 by Routledge
(first published June 1969)
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Fair warning. Perkin's The Origins of Modern English Society is not a light read, an amusing read, or a cutesy historical book chock full of anecdotes and speculation. This is the real deal. Perkin, one of the great social historians of the past 60 years, sets out in this book to analyse, study, codefy and document the grand social shift from the old English social system that rested on a patriotical and paternalistic structured world to that of a world that praised the individual, saw the great ...more
A classic and groundbreaking text of course when it came out. A very dense read but a necessary one for fully understanding the transition that English society went through in the Industrial Revolution and the implications it had on society.