Radical Reader
The Struggle for Change in England, 1381-1914

Edited by Christopher Hampton
August 2006; Reprint of the 1984 edition
ISBN: 0851247253
624 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/2"
$59.50 Paper

This major anthology spans 500 years of radical protest, from the Peasants' Revolt to WW I. It provides an alternative political and social history of England--a history of creative defiance, as communal action, involving the intellectual and imaginative witness of those among the privileged--poets, writers, thinkers--who have had the strength and courage to make themselves passionate spokesmen for the dispossessed.


Foreword to the 2006 edition by Ken Coates
1. Middle Ages, 1381-1453
2. Break-Up of the Fuedal System, 1453-1603
3. Rise of Capitalism, 1603-1688
4. Expansion of Empire, 1689-1788
5. Age of Revolution and Total War, 1789-1848
6. Triumph of Capitalism, 1848-1914
Further Reading

Economic & Political History

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