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Record 1385

Reading Experience:

'[Emrys Hughes] read the social history of Macaulay, Froude, and J.R. Green; Thorold Rogers's Six Centuries of Work and Wages particularly appealed to him because it offered "not the history of kings and queens, but of the way ordinary people ha struggled to live throughout the centuries..." Hughes was one of those agitators who found a virtual Marxism in Thomas Carlyle. The French Revolution inspired the hope that a popular revolt somewhere would end the war...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1914 and 1918
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: prison
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Emrys Daniel Hughes
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1894
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of miner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Richard Green
Title: n/a
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Prison library


Source Information:

Record ID: 1385  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 52,, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:

See Emrys Daniel Hughes, "Welsh Rebel" in The National Library of Scotland



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