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Past and Present

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  • Past and Present (University of California Press) – Hardcover (2006)
    by Thomas Carlyle, Chris R Vanden Bossche (Text by), Joel J Brattin (Text by)

    Past and Present

    Hardcover, University of California Press
    2006
    English
    843 pages

    ISBN: 0520242505
    ISBN-13: 9780520242500

    Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian, cultural critic, and leading man of English letters during the Victorian era, published "Past and Present", one of his most influential works, in 1843. Written as a response to the economic crisis of the 1840s - closure of factories, loss of jobs, the growth of slums in industrial centers, the starving poor - "Past and Present" aimed to lead readers toward a 'conversion experience' in order to stimulate social reform. In this work, Carlyle provides a trenchant ... Show more

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