Tom Nairn

Enoch Powell: the New Right (1970) - Tom Nairn

Smithfield meat packers strike for Powell - London, 1968.

An assessment of Powell's patriotism and racism and its influence within the politics of his time.

The English working class - Tom Nairn

Match girls' strike, London 1888

"The passage of the early English working class from revolt to political integration is often explained solely by Britain's ascendancy as the first major imperialist power. In this essay Nairn focuses upon the political culture which British workers inherited from the British bourgeois class and argues that this was a crucial element in its domestication. Taking as his starting point Edward Thompson's pioneering and influential work The making of the English working class he seeks to demonstrate that 'history from below' must be complemented by a 'history from above'."