From the Inside Flap
"In its analysis of gender and class relations and their political forms, in giving voice to the many who have left only a fleeting trace in the historical record, Clark's study is a pioneering classic. . . . It also has a salience for many of our present social and political dilemmas."Leonore Davidoff, Editor, Gender and History
"Deeply researched, scholarly, serious, important. This is a big book that develops a significant new line of inquiry on a classic story in modern historythe making of the English working class. Clark shows in great and persuasive detail how we might read this tale through the lens of gender."Thomas Laqueur, author of Making Sex
About the Author
Anna Clark is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina. She is the author of Women's Silence, Men's Violence: Sexual Assault in England, 1770-1845 (1987).