David Cannadine, 16 July 1981
Show More Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block 1887-1920 by Jerry White.
Routledge, 301 pp., £11.50, September 1980, 0 7100 0603 9Show More
East End Underworld: Chapters in the Life of Arthur Harding by Raphael Samuel.
Routledge, 355 pp., £11.50, April 1981, 0 7100 0725 6Show More
“... One of the most spectacular examples of embourgeoisement in the 1970s was the transformation of the history workshops held at Ruskin College, Oxford from ephemeral, marginal, near-clandestine activities into a permanent, recognised and well-publicised part of the contemporary historical scene. The most significant evidence of this development was the appearance of the History Workshop Journal, the first issue of which has already become something of a collector’s item, and the launching of the History Workshop Series, of which these books are, respectively, the fifth and seventh to appear ...”