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The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain

The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain
Author: David Cannadine
ISBN 13: 9780231096676
ISBN 10: 231096674
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2000-09-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $32.00

Although politicians in Britain are now calling for a "classless society," can one conclude, as do many scholars, that class does not matter anymore? Cannadine uncovers the meanings of class for such disparate figures as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Margaret Thatcher and identifies the moments when opinion shifted, such as the aftermath of the French Revolution and the rise of the Labour Party in the early twentieth century.

John Naughton

[L]earned, elegant, and thoughtful. One might almost say classy.