The Common People 1746-1938 By G. D. H. Cole And Raymond Postgate

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The Common People was co-written by Raymond Postgate and his brother-in-law G. D. H. Cole. Raymond Postgate (1896 – 1971) was born in Cambridge, the eldest son of the classical scholar Professor J.P. Postgate. He was educated at St. John’s College, Oxford. During the First World War he was a conscientious objector and was jailed for two weeks in 1916. His career in journalism started in 1918 and he worked for several Left-wing periodicals. The book includes a look at trade unions and their rise, the history of socialism, radicalism, progress as well as economic development

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Bound in a pale green cloth with red titling to spine. No dustjacket. Contents leaning slightly. Book’s edges and some pages (particularly the end papers) are tanned. Some bumping to corners. Hardcover. Published by Methuen 1938. Weight 558g

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Weight 0.559 kg