These 26 essays range over the history of working men and women between the late18th century and the present day. They include Hobsbawm's pioneering studies in labour history and social protest - the formation of the British workin class, labour custom and traditions, the political radicalism of 19th century shoemakers, male and female images in revolutionary movements, the machine-breakers, revolution and sex, peasants and politics, the rules of violence, the common-sense of Tom Paine. There are more recent reflections: on the May Day holiday; the Vietnam War; socialism and the avantgarde; Mario Puzo, the Mafia and the Sicilian bandit Salvatore Guiliano; and the cultural consequences of Christopher Columbus. There are tributes to some of jazz's legendary figures - Count Basie, SidneyBechet and Dike Ellington - anf the tragic blues-singer Billie Holiday.
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Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and was educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries, he taught until retirement at Birkbeck College, University of London, and since then at the New School for Social Research in New York. All hReview:
"Hobsbawm writes with authority and elegance, commanding subject, form and language.... A dazzling mosaic.... Marvelous."
—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11029781916X
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M029781916X
Book Description Trafalgar Square. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 029781916X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1811366