The Making of EP Thompson

This web content tells the story of Frank and Edward Palmer Thompson, two brothers who were passionate about fighting fascism and building a better world. Frank, a liaison between the British army and Bulgarian anti-fascist partisans, died a hero in 1944. Edward, on the other hand, spent his life wondering about his brother’s death and eventually became one of Britain’s most influential historians. Edward’s masterpiece, “The Making of the English Working Class,” challenged traditional interpretations of history and highlighted the struggles and values of ordinary people. Through his writings, Edward Thompson hoped to illuminate forgotten histories and inspire young people to continue the fight for a more humane society. The article also touches on Thompson’s disillusionment with the left and his belief in the importance of preserving democratic values in the face of creeping authoritarianism.

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