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Calhoun, 1994. Social Research 61(3):223-243

E.P. Thompson and the Discipline of Historical Context

Social Research: An International Quarterly
A Disquisition on Civil Society
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 61, No. 3 (Fall 1994): 223:243

ABSTRACT: The article examines historian E. P. Thompson's legacy to social history by reviewing some of the studies that he pursued for the last thirty years of his life. Arguably the most important founder of the new social history, he was a transformative influence on and an inspiration for two generations of historians. His work held up to changing fashions, making sense as much to readers who grew up with the new cultural history of the late 1980s and 1990s as to those more concerned with labor and social organization twenty years before. Thompson helped to offer Marxism with a human face to a New Left anxious to break out of the orthodoxies.
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